Melvin Brown

July 26, 1951 ~ October 5, 2020 (age 69)


Melvin Brown, 69, formerly of Washington and Hill Station, died Monday, October 5, 2020 in McMurray Hills Manor.

He was born July 26, 1951 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Bernice Gill Brown Freeman and Odell Brown.

Mr. Brown was a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School where he excelled in track and basketball.  He earned a scholarship for track and attended Pennsylvania State University.

Melvin had worked as a coal miner, for Sam’s Club in Washington as a cook and as a chef in the Canadian Village of Disney World’s Epcot Center in Florida.

He was an avid Pittsburg Steeler and Pirate fan and enjoyed barbecuing.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Bailey Brown of Washington; two daughters, Dana Brown and Valerie Davis-Hamilton  (Tim) both of Washington; a son Jason Brown of Novi, MI; four sisters, Cynthia Johnson (Lovell), Jessie Johnson and Glenda Smith (Donald) all of Canonsburg and Darla  Williams (Joseph) of Tampa, FL; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Deceased in addition to his parents are his stepfather, Isaac W. Freeman and brother Isaac W. Freeman Jr. are deceased.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2020 in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342. 

Due to present circumstances, services will be private.

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October 8, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

Private Services

McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

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