Father of resident, physician, world traveler
Ed Brown. (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Edward B. Brown, 88, of Providence, Rhode Island; Waialua, Hawaii; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Monterey, Massachusetts; Carefree, Arizona; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 15, after a long battle with Parkinson’s.
A graduate of Brown University and Tufts University Medical School, Ed was a captain in the U.S. Army and served in Hawaii during the Vietnam War. He was a successful pediatrician with multiple offices in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey. area and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Ed’s family was his life. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Rochelle (Wolk). Ed is survived by his son, Eric, and wife Luz of Utah; son, Todd, and husband Rob Cullinane of Massachusetts and Fort Lauderdale; son, Jeffrey, of New York; and daughter, Julie, and husband, Craig, of New York. He was a much loved Grampy to Kaley, Tim, Ross, Asher, and Ellie. He’s also survived by his sister, Gloria Horvitz, and his special niece, Penny Spellberg, both of Massachusetts, and by many extended family members and friends.
Ed led a wonderful life, and though he struggled with his disease he always had a smile on his face and a kind word. A passionate world traveler, beekeeper, potter, and pickle maker, he will be greatly missed. As Ed always said, “Life … !”
The time and place of a memorial service is to be decided. The family offers a special thank you to all who took care of him and the Meridian Memory Care of Fort Lauderdale. Donations in his memory should be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.