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Morris "Ed" Edgar Brown Jr.

June 4, 1939 — December 16, 2022

Upper Marlboro

Maj. MORRIS “Ed” EDGAR BROWN, JR (Age 83) U.S. Army (ret.) passed away at his home on Friday,
December 16, 2022 in Upper Marlboro, MD, after a long battle with COPD. He was an officer and a

He is survived by his loving wife, Gerdi Erika Brown (Spörl), two children Erika Lillian Marsillac (Sylvain
Marsillac) and Thomas Leonard Brown (Emily Brown), three grandsons, Rowan Marsillac, Grant Brown,
and Carter Brown, his brother Curtis Brown (Shari Brown), and niece Kelley Brown Knell and nephew
Benjamin Brown, as well as numerous friends from Joint Base Andrews Chapel One, Anne Arundel Radio
Club, and Radio Emergency Association Communications Teams (REACT). Ed was a loving son, brother,
husband, father, and grandfather.

Ed was born on June 4, 1939, to Morris Edgar Brown Sr., and Alma Lillian Brown (Kelley) in Fairmont,
WV. He graduated from Fairmont High School in 1957, and was a competitive rifle shooter at West
Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, before attending the United States Military Academy in West
Point, NY, where he earned the position of captain of their award winning Rifle Team, and graduated
with the class of 1962.

Ed met and fell in love with Gerdi in Germany. When they married in 1966, they moved to the U.S. He
valiantly served in the Vietnam conflict, twice, and earned multiple awards for valor. When Ed retired
from the U. S. Army in 1983, the family settled in Upper Marlboro, MD, while Ed continued working for
defense contractors until his ultimate retirement at age 67.
He greatly enjoyed volunteering with the Anne Arundel Radio Club and REACT, spending time with his
grandsons and his treasured collies, and completing the Washington Post daily crossword puzzles…in
pen. Even in retirement, he still kept up his marksmen skills to proudly and regularly outshoot all three
of his grandsons.

The family is incredibly grateful for the love and support provided by their extended family at Joint Base
Andrews Chapel One.

Condolences, photos, and/or memories of Ed can be sent to the family through
Please visit Ed’s Life Memorial Webpage to read his complete obituary and sign his virtual guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations on behalf of Ed Brown to his favorite collie rescue,

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