Charles A. Brown

Special education teacher who taught in city schools for nearly 40 years

March 31, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Charles A. Brown, who taught special-education students in Baltimore public schools for nearly four decades, died March 24 of cancer at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Randallstown resident was 70.

Mr. Brown was born and raised in Annapolis. He was a 1958 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Annapolis, where he had been an outstanding basketball, baseball and football player.

He earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1962 from what is now Bowie State University and did postgraduate work at what is now Coppin State University.

Mr. Brown spent his entire 38-year career in city public schools teaching special-education students. He taught for 21 years at Booker T. Washington Middle School.

When he retired in the 1990s, he was on the faculty of Arnett J. Brown Middle School in Cherry Hill.

Mr. Brown, who was an avid Orioles and Ravens fan, had been inducted into the St. Mary's High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

His wife of 20 years, the former Ethel Sconion, died in 1982.

His second marriage to the former Roslyn Lewis ended in divorce.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road, in Randallstown.

Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie Dunn-Hunt of Owings Mills and Marsha Brown of Falls Church, Va.; a brother, William Samuels Jr. of Annapolis; and two sisters, Gertrude McGowan and Aliceteen Mangum, both of Annapolis.

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