Harry Wesley Brown (1915 - 2012)

September 16, 1915 - March 10, 2012

Harry Wesley Brown, who worked at DSD in the Proposal Development Department under Walt Lach and others, passed away on March 10, 2012 after being in a hospice care facility for over a year. Harry was 96 at the time of his death.

About five years before his death, Ward White helped Harry complete his membership in the hereditary genealogical society, The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). The picture shows Harry in hospice care one month before his death when Ward visited him and awarded him with a Good Citizenship Medal & Certificate which he proudly displayed on the wall in front of his bed. For several years Ward would drive Harry and his wife Marian to SAR meetings in Ventura, CA.

Harry was alert up to the last few days of his life and spoke lovingly about his time working at Litton DSD after being laid off from Marquardt in the early 1970’s. There was no memorial service for Harry and apparently his daughter from Montana did not provide an announcement for the local papers. Ward indicates that he is sure most DSD’ers remember Harry and will enjoy seeing his ever smiling face.

A sad note is that Harry’s wife Marian passed away one month almost to the day after Harry died. She had religiously visited Harry every day of his time in hospice care.

Information provided by Ward White