Charles F. Brown Policeman, appraiser


A Mass of Christian burial for Charles F. Brown, a retired Baltimore police sergeant and appraiser for the Orphans' Court in Baltimore County, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 200 Ware Ave., Towson.

Mr. Brown, who was 89 and lived on Willow Avenue in Towson, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital of complications to a broken hip.

He retired nearly 15 years ago after working as an appraiser of estates for the Orphans' Court for about 15 years.

He retired in 1946 from the Baltimore Police Department after 25 years on the force.

While a police officer, he also was a successful athlete. He fought as a left-handed amateur middleweight, winning 25 bouts; pitched and played third base on a baseball team; and, as a member of a track team, won two gold medals, one in the 100-yard -- and another as anchor of a relay team in an international meet in Philadelphia.

The Baltimore native was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Towson Lodge of the Elks.

His wife, the former Helena Lambright, died in 1969.

He is survived by three daughters, Lillian B. Kennedy of Timonium, Helen B. Leard of Towson and Marlene B. Abremski of New Park, Pa.; a sister, Nellie Lambright of Syracuse, N.Y.; eight brothers, Edward, Leroy and Robert Brown, all of Baltimore, William Brown of Seneca Park, Frederick Brown of Reisterstown, Howard Brown of Shrewsbury, Pa., Francis Brown of Florida and George Brown of Louisiana; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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