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Mark R. Brown, 81, of Middlesex, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 26, 2009.
He was born on March 12, 1927, in Warren to the late Vaughn and Hazel Brown. Mark attended local schools until he joined the Navy in 1944 during WWII, serving aboard the <MI>USS Sitka<D>.
In November 1946, he married Mary Green and they lived in Granville where he was employed at the Bowl Mill. They later moved back to Warren, living on Lincoln Mountain Road. Mark worked for Mad River Glen until becoming general foreman at the Sugarbush ski area. He also enjoyed logging on his own property with his team of horses Dan and Don.
In 1964, he began work as a Washington County Deputy Sheriff. He was appointed Washington County Sheriff by Governor Phillip Hoff in 1966. In 1970, he and Mary moved to Middlesex. In 1976, he partnered with two sons, Edward and Kerney, and purchased the Sugarbush Service Station in Warren. After retirement he worked part time at Camp Mead. Mark was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt.
Mark is survived by his loving wife, Mary; five children, Aaron and his wife Joyce of Newport, Washington, Avon and her husband Jerry Livingston of South Royalton, Edward and his wife Carol of Clarksville, Virginia, Edwin and his wife Sheila of Waitsfield and Kerney of Waitsfield; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Vivian Mold of North Adams, MA; one brother, Sherwood of Lancaster, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Stella Besette of Cabot and Glennis Weston of Warren, as well as one grandchild, Beverly Locke of South Royalton, and one great-grandchild, Matthew Locke of South Royalton.
At the request of the family there will be no calling hours or services.