HERBERT BROWN, JR. Peacefully on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 of Washington, DC. Loving father of Angela (Kenneth) Mack, Saundra (Harry) Buchanan and Qiana Brown; dear brother of Roberta (Herman) Thompson; beloved grandfather of Kaiyhan Mack, Harry Buchanan, Jr., Derrick Thomas, Jr. and the late Kinard Mack. He is also survived by a niece, Cheryl Jackson, god-daughter, Marqui Lyons; six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation on Tuesday, March 1 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at Brown Memorial AME Church, 130 14th St., NE. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by BRISCOE-TONIC FUNERAL HOME.
I worked at the Bureau with Herb. He was a good man. God Bless Him!!!
Im going to really miss Mr. Brown. He succeeded and excelled in DC as a Native Washingtonian; I’ve always been impressed by that. Having had the chance to experience his humor, candor, warmth and wisdom will stay with me always. I Love You Mr. Brown. I thank My SistaGurl Friend-Angela for enriching my life forever with wonderful times and memories of Mr. Herbert Brown and Beloved Mrs. Gwen Brown. Love Ad Infinitum, Lisa, Ty and Sadaya xoxoxoxoxox
I had the pleasure of working with Herb on the midnight shift, as his apprentice for a couple of years, printing both postage stamps and food coupons on the Cottrell presses. He was always easy going and a pleasure to work with. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.
Rick Bennett (one of the “69 Boys”)
Herb was a kind and gentle human being. He was always there to help and assist anyone he worked with at the Bureau. I worked with him occasionally as an apprentice and journeyman. He was respected by all the Plate Printers at Local #2. I am honored to have known Herb. We are diminished.