Ernest H. Brown, 102, city physical education teacher

June 22, 2006

Ernest H. Brown, a retired Baltimore public schools physical education teacher, died in his sleep Sunday at his West Baltimore home. He was 102.

Born in Baltimore and raised in the Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhood, he was a 1928 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and earned a physical education degree from what is now Morgan State University.

Mr. Brown joined the school system in the 1930s and taught physical education for many years at Booker T. Washington Junior High School, among other assignments. He also was a counselor at summer camps in Pennsylvania.

He retired about 40 years ago.

Mr. Brown played golf throughout his life and recalled playing at the city's segregated course at Carroll Park. Mr. Brown displayed his golf trophies at his home.

He also traveled widely.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, Dolphin and Etting streets, where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, the former Hazel Bailey, and nieces and nephews.

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