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Obituary for DANIEL JOSEPH BROWN
On the evening of Monday, October 31, 20 16, God called one of his children, Daniel Joseph Brown, to his place of rest. Daniel was the youngest son born to the late John Wesley and Maggie Ogden Brown of Willows, MD. Daniel celebrated his 100'" birthday on October 4, 2016.
He was educated in the public schools of Calvert County. As a young child he moved to Washington D.C. During his teenage years Daniel returned to Calvert and began working as a cook at the Dowell and Grover store in St. Leonard, MD. It was during this time he met a lovely lady named Octavia Gross. On March 22, 193 7, they were united in holy matrimony and were blessed to be married for 64 years. Daniel and Octavia were also blessed with eight children from this union. While living in St. Leonard, Daniel and his family attended St .John's UMC, St. Luke and Brooks United Methodist Church.
As his family grew, Daniel worked as a farmer and then as a construction worker. He was a dedicated and excellent provider for his family. He was promoted to the position of a shop-steward for Local 74 AFL CIO Labor 's Union. Daily he traveled long distances to various places such as Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Germantown, 1D and Washington, D.C. He did this while still farming.
Daniel built a house and moved his family to Sunderland, MD in 1954. During this time he and his family became members of St. Edmond's United Methodist Church and then later transferred to Ward's Memorial united Methodist Church.
Following his retirement at age sixty, Daniel pursued his passion of fishing. He would travel as far as Florida to go fishing. He also greatly enjoyed going to the Octlvert Pines Senior Center to play pool. He often stated that his sons could not beat him at this game.
As a young man Daniel would always say that he would like Lo have longevity of life and in his nineties; he stated that "He was thankful for his time and wouldn't take nothing for his journey."
Daniel now rest with those who preceded him in death, his wife Octavia; sons Larry and Stephen and grandson Larry.
Daniel leaves to cherish his memories; sons Shelton (Alberta), Allan (Cleo), William (Darlene), Wondel (Gladys); daughters; Beverly Griffith (Carl) and Sandra Lee Scott(Willie); daughters in law, Claudette Brown and Nilsa Brown; grandson Everett Brown that he raised; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren; and countless nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.