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E. Ross Brown

May 2, 1939 - January 17, 2022



Funeral Services 11:00 AM Saturday January 22, 2022

In the Gilbert Funeral Home 

Visitation Friday 4:00 -8:00 PM.

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Edwin Ross Brown age 82, of Algonac, Mi. passed away January 17, 2022 in the Medilodge of St. Clair. He was born May 2, 1939 in Detroit, MI. to the late Wesley and Susan (Foust) Brown. He married Jacquelyn Dee Shay on January 21, 1961 in Ann Arbor, MI.

Mr. Brown retired from teaching at the Algonac Community Schools in 1994 after 28 years of service.  He was a 1957 graduate of Pershing High School in Detroit, received his Bachelor’s degree from Olivet College in 1961, and his Master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1965.  He and his wife Jackie had 24 foster children in 26 years and hosted 3 foreign exchange students.  He enjoyed being a 6th grade camp director at Camp Otchipot, coaching junior high track, and coaching high school golf.  He also enjoyed creating art work, particularly sculpturing, bowling, fishing, camping, and traveling.  Ross also performed a lot of volunteer (art) work throughout the years for the Algonac Lions Club and his church the Trinity United Methodist Church of Algonac.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife Jackie, children Steven Brown, Liesa (Paul) Kliman, and Teresa (Ken) Denton, grandchildren Michael Gardner, Sarah (Mike) Soroka, Jeremy Kliman, Noah Kliman, Jessica Brown, Rachel Denton, and Jacob Denton, and a foster daughter Anne McAvoy and her children Kimberlee McAvoy and Scott McAvoy.

Funeral services 11:00 AM Saturday January 22, 2022 in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac.  Visitation Friday 4:00 -8:00 PM.