Steven Allen Brown, a senior margin representative at a Baltimore brokerage firm who helped the needy and homeless, died suddenly Sunday of undetermined causes at his Fells Point home. He was 45.
"We are waiting the results of an autopsy. The paramedics thought it may have been a heart attack or an aneurysm," said his sister, Nancy L. McCamish of Annapolis.
Mr. Brown was born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville and Sudbrook Park. He was a 1979 graduate of Milford Mill High School and earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Towson University in 1983.
He worked for Deutsche Bank Alex Brown as a margin representative for 13 years in the company's Towson office before taking a similar position at Morgan Stanley three months ago.
A Fells Point resident for 20 years, Mr. Brown volunteered at Our Daily Bread and in halfway houses and prisons.
"He reached out to so many and started programs at a number of halfway houses. Everything he owned is being donated to them," his sister said.
He had been an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 20 years and had celebrated 15 years of sobriety, his sister said. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fly-fishing, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. He was also a dog fancier and especially liked springer spaniels.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
Also surviving are his parents, Allan R. and Ruth E. Brown of Timonium; a brother, David A. Brown of Arbutus; three nieces and a nephew.