SALEM, Ohio – Clyde A. Brown, age 79, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born October 5, 1938 in Salem, the son of the late Clyde F. and Clara L. (Ritchey) Brown.
Clyde was employed at the former Adelphia Communications and the former Tele-Media Communications as an auditor for ten years. He also worked as a manager for Montgomery Ward and Sears.
He served ten years for the City of Salem on the City Council as Second Ward At Large Councilman.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Salem.
Clyde was also a member and former officer of the Salem AmVets Post #45, was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed talking sports with people. Clyde was very community-minded and loved his community.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Air Force Reserve.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara J. (Grindle) Brown, whom he married December 31, 1974; two sons, Kerry (Diana) Brown and Craig (Rebecca) Brown, both of Salem; three daughters, Lori Brown of Milford, Ohio Wendy (Barry) Doyle of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Casey (Wayne) Jarrett of Joint Base Langley-Eustis Air Force Base, Hampton, Virginia; a sister, Martha Kirkpatrick of Salem; 13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was a daughter, Amy Tyson; a sister, Helen Williams and a grandson, Herman Gray of Salem.
Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Doug George officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Salem Honor Guard following the services Friday at the funeral home.
Calling hours will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the funeral home.
Burial will be held at Hope Cemetery.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, January 23 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.