Norman BrownName: Norman Brown
Date of Death: October 9, 2013
Age at death: 87
Norman H. Brown, 87, of Palmetto, Florida, passed away on October 9, 2013 at the TideWell Hospice House in Palmetto. Norman was born on October 30, 1925 in Lima, Ohio to the late Orrin and Edith (Harter) Brown.
He served with the United State Navy as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class during World War II, and was awarded the World War II Victory Ribbon, American Area Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon.
Norman lived for many years in Hillsborough County where he served and protected the residents of Tampa, and retired from the Tampa Police Department in 1979 at the rank of Major and with 31 years of service. While living in Hillsborough County he was a member of the Tampa Fraternal Order of Police Lodge and a member of the former First Christian Church of Tampa.
He moved to Palmetto, and was a member of the Palmetto Veterans of Foreign Wars, Palmetto American Legion Post.
Norman was predeceased by a sister Dolores Keetler and is survived by his loving wife Nelda (Johns) Brown of Palmetto, Florida, four dear daughters; Nelda and Bob Emmerson of Columbia, South Carolina, Arlene Brown of Seffner, Florida, Denise and Mark Berte’ of Bradenton, Florida, Paula and Michael Cimo of Plant City, Florida, one sister, Margie Harkins of Springfield, Ohio, four precious granddaughters, and two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
Private family services will be held at a later date at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to TideWell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34238 in his memory. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton, Florida.