Richard `Wade' Brown, 51, Postal Service

January 01, 2003

Richard `Wade' Brown, 51, Postal Service clerk

Richard "Wade" Brown, a window clerk at the Pasadena post office, died Sunday of brain cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Pasadena resident was 51.

Mr. Brown was born in Munich, Germany, into a military family that traveled extensively before settling in Anne Arundel County.

He was a 1970 graduate of Arundel High School, and earned an associate's degree at Anne Arundel Community College in 1985 after serving eight years in the Air Force.

Mr. Brown loved reading about war history and traveling outdoors. He was an avid hiker, and longtime member of the Volksmarch Association, and served for many years as trail master for the Chesapeake Bay Country Wanderers. He enjoyed road marches with his longtime companion, Carol Boyette of Odenton.

Mr. Brown had been employed for 16 years as a postal worker -- including six years at Pasadena's post office, where a mailbox had been installed for friends and patrons to send him get-well wishes and holiday greetings.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

In addition to his companion, he is survived by his parents, Richard E. and Agnes W. Brown of Columbia, and a brother, Scott E. Brown of Pasadena.

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