In Loving Memory of Nan E. Brown

Nan E. Brown

Nan E. Brown

Dunmore, PA April 8, 1931 ~ December 25, 2017 Date of Service: December 28, 2017

Nan E. Brown, 86, Dunmore, died Monday afternoon in the Green Ridge Care Center in Scranton.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Stetz Brown Sr. Nan graduated from Dunmore High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from Marywood College, a master’s degree from Seton Hall University and obtained a doctorate degree from the University of Colorado. After retiring as a teacher from High Point Regional High School in Sussex, N.J., Nan returned to live in her hometown of Dunmore.

Nan was a faithful member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish in Dunmore and greatly enjoyed spending time with her beloved great nieces and nephews.

Her family would like to thank The Green Ridge Care Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their devoted care and compassion that was shown to Nan. 

Surviving are a sister in law, Mary Helen Brown, Dunmore, a cousin Mary Ann Tierney, NJ, three nieces, Karen Kolcharno and her husband Chris, Peckville, Eileen Brown, Morristown, NJ, and Diane Michalczyk and her husband Mark, Dunmore, a nephew, Michael Brown and his wife Leah, Harrisburg, and eight great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Brown, and a great nephew, Ryan Mason Michalczyk.

The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment will take place at a later date in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dunmore.

Friends may call Thursday morning from 9:30AM-10:30AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ryan Mason Michalczyk Memorial Fund, care of First National Community Bank, Dunmore.

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Sandy Swanson
Posts: 4
In Loving Memory of Nan Brown
Reply #4 on : Thu April 12, 2018, 19:12:43
Miss Nan Brown was my High Point Regional High School Earth Science Teacher. If she was called Mrs. Brown, she would say that was her mother, not her. I was not a good Earth Science student, but I do feel she was a great teacher and a great person. Nan was also my Cheerleading Advisor and held us to high standards. I kept in touch with Nan after graduation. I am happy I was able to talk to her on the phone last year. Since I did not know when her birthday was, I was going to send her a bouquet in celebration of Spring, but when I called her nursing home, I was told only that she was no longer there. Sadly I learned that she had passed. I loved Nan Brown and will miss her.
Kathy Belcher Manzella
Posts: 4
In Memory of Nan Brown
Reply #3 on : Thu April 12, 2018, 16:55:28
Entering a new High School just after Thanksgiving in 1967, Miss Brown was my Earth Science teacher . She was tough but fair and very knowledgeable. Throughout my remaining years at High Point, she was our cheerleading advisor . She will always be remembered for her care and consistency as she influenced the lives of many . Some of us went on to teach, therefore she has effected even more students through her giving. I never knew her age, but now realize that she was about the age of my mother -- makes her impact on my life even more meaningful.
Richard Brink
Posts: 4
memory of Nan Brown
Reply #2 on : Tue April 10, 2018, 12:40:11
I was a student in her science class in 1967-1968
and she made a great impression on my life and was my favorite teacher. She sent me to Rutgers that year as a rep from High Point for their science day. I later became a science teacher in Maine for a few years as well as a pastor. I still remember the Bible she kept on her desk and she once said that if her teaching go against this book ,you don't have to listen to me! I owe her much for my love of science and my love for God!
Mary Miglis
Posts: 4
Re: In Loving Memory of Nan E. Brown
Reply #1 on : Tue April 10, 2018, 12:38:37
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Miss Brown. I was one of her students at High Point Regional High School and remember her as the strongest and most amazing woman! She had an impact on my life that endures to this day and is greatly missed.