Raymond L Brown, Ph D

  • Born: March 3, 1929
  • Died: November 26, 2018
  • Location: Lyndhurst, Ohio

Fioritto Funeral Service

5236 Mayfield Rd
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Tel. (440) 442-5900

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Raymond L Brown, PhD, age 89

Died peacefully on November 26, 2018 surrounded by members of his loving family. Ray was born March 3, 1929 in Cleveland to Elizabeth (nee Brown) and Henry Brown. The family moved to Garfield Hts where he grew up. He attended Cleveland schools and graduated from John Adams High School. His college years were spent at Heidelberg University where he graduated with a major in Physics and The Ohio State University where he earned his Masters and PhD. He was employed by General Electric at Nela Park for over 30 years in Research and Development.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Zoe Ann (nee Behm), sons Andrew, Bruce (Lisa), Darrell (Rosemary), daughter Lois Curren (Garry) and brother Robert (Linda). He was the proud grandfather of Bethany Saunders (Randall), Matthew Mesenger (Cori), Adam Mesenger (Cassie), Jakob Brown (Alison), Kevin Brown (Kacie), Charles and Austin Curren, Alexis and Tyler Gonzales. Ten great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Earl (Marie, deceased), Kenneth (Helen) and William (Betty). He was active in The Church of the Covenant and the "Old Goats," (a GE retirement group). He also served as a Boy Scout leader when his sons were growing up.

Services will be held at 10 am Saturday, December 8 at The Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, with a reception to follow. His ashes will be interred in the church's Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to The Church of the Covenant Organ Fund or a charity of your choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

May God bless and comfort your family during your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   December 05, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by - OH   December 05, 2018

"Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this most emotional time. At Psalm 90:10 it bring out that one life span is 70 years or 80 if one is strong. Mr. Brown was what you would call especially strong."


Posted by A friend   December 04, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to Ray's family and to his loved ones. Dr. Ray Brown and I worked together in the Testing Organization at GE's Nela Park. He was truly a great teacher and mentor to me. He was one of those highly intelligent scientists who was able to translate complex concepts so that us mere mortals could understand. He was a Gentleman and always had a great outlook on life. I recently joined the "Old Goats' and was hoping to see him at one of the meetings. Sorry that I missed him but what I will most miss about Ray is seeing that ever present smile of his. May he rest is peace.

Posted by Bob Schiele - Solon, OH - Coworker   December 03, 2018

My condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you now and in the days ahead. May God also measure of peace.

Posted by B - Cleve   December 02, 2018

My condolences in your time of grief, I can only imagine the lost of a foundational member of your family. You have every right to be proud of his accomplishments and blessed with the long life he lived. I'm sure the memories he provided will live on inside.

Terrell Washington (Geo Family)

Posted by Terrell Washington - Boca Raton, FL - Family Friend   November 29, 2018

Upon meeting Bruce's immediate family a little over 8 years ago, Ray (Dad) and I quickly identified some common ground.....he had a passion for technology and I happened to be employed at Hewlett Packard at the time. I was immediately struck by his keen intellect. During Bruce and my visits to Cleveland, I enjoyed being able "steal" time away with him to engage in one-on-one conversations.....I particularly enjoyed listening to his stories about his time in graduate school, the research he had done, the brilliant people with whom he had worked, the many and varied things he did during the course of his career, his knowledge of pipe organs and the stories he shared about the many wonderful experiences he had, and places he travelled with his beloved wife, Zoe Ann (Mom). I will dearly miss our conversations and regret not having the chance to hear more of them, but am grateful I was able to take advantage of the time I had with him to get to know him better. I will sorely miss him.

Posted by Lisa Dumestre Brown - Spring, TX - Family   November 29, 2018

May the angels sing him sweetly home.

Posted by Eileen Malloy - Akron, OH   November 28, 2018

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