Stephen M. Brown


Brown, Stephen M., 82, of Warwick, died Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Tockwotton on the Waterfront, East Providence. He was the beloved husband of Susan (Hahn) Brown for 53 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Robert Brown and Ida (Samuels) Brown Jagolinzer, he had lived in Warwick for 44 years. Stephen was a vice president at the former RI Hospital Trust Bank in Providence and New England Savings Bank in New London CT for many years, retiring in 1995. He was a Korean Conflict veteran serving in the Army then the Army Reserve, retiring as a colonel after 35 years. Stephen was a URI graduate, Class of ’53 and past president of the URI Alumni Association. He was a member of Temple Beth-El and life member of Overseas Lodge of the Masons. He was past president of the RI Jewish Historical Association. Devoted father of Allan Brown and his wife, Calissa, of Garnet Valley, PA and Roberta Brown of Santa Monica, CA. Dear brother of R. Eleanor Brown of Pittsburgh, PA. Loving grandfather of Laurel and Ian. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the RI Jewish Historical Association. Shiva will be observed at his late residence Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.


  1. Mark Schneider
    Dec 17, 2013


    I am very sad to hear about your father’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  2. Ruth Jaffa Albert
    Dec 17, 2013

    I have known Stephen for over 70 years. His sister, Eleanor and I have been very close friends since then. Stephen was always a gentleman and always willing to help people. I still have the pictures he took of me with the very first class I taught at Lexington Avenue School in Providence. I have memories of him playing on the badminton team at Hope High, as well as of the times I visited his family in Barrington, and his taking us out in his boat. He was a wonderful son to his parents, and caring brother to his sister. I will miss his infectious laugh. My heart goes out to Susan, his devoted wife, and to his children and to my lifelong friend, his sister, Eleanor.

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