Fredrick Wilbur Brown II

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Fredrick Wilbur Brown II, 73
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - On July 5, 2017, Fredrick (Fred) W. Brown II passed on from this world to that place where only love and laughter exist. Fred leaves behind a rich legacy of family, friends, and students.
Fred was born in Dennison, Texas, on July 31, 1943, to parents Fredrick W. Brown I and Milly (Juanita Mildred) Schiflett Brown. Growing up the son of a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps, Fred was inspired by aviation at an early age. At 17 Fred became the youngest student pilot to fly an airplane solo in the state of Texas and his passion for flying never diminished.
Fred joined the Air Force and volunteered to serve in Vietnam in 1966-67. Upon returning from Vietnam Fred was stationed at Loring Air Force base in Presque Isle, Maine, supporting the 42nd Bomb Wing and Operations Group. It was here that Fred began his family and graduated from the University of Maine. After moving to southern Maine in the 1970's, Fred went on to become a teacher, principal, and mentor, influencing innumerable young lives and inspiring them to reach for their dreams. Many never forgot Fred and the way he impacted their decisions, helping them to improve their own lives.
Fred pursued many interests throughout his life, including flying, football and basketball, skiing, bicycling, motorcycling, fishing, camping, target shooting, reading, watching movies, and collecting science fiction memorabilia. Fred never stopped exploring and developing new interests.
On June 18, 1999, Fred married Sharon L. Dunnells, and for 20 years they enjoyed a life full of love, children and grandchildren, with many and varied interests. After retiring from over 40 years in education, Fred and Sharon moved from Portland, to St. Augustine, Fla. in September, 2016.
Fred is survived by his wife, Sharon L. Brown; four sons and a daughter, including Ivan Fredrick Porter, James & Kim Brown, Marc Brown, Leslie Marie Brown Jagoe & George Jagoe, and Fredrick W. Brown III & Amanda Struzziero. Fred was a devoted, loving father who wanted each of his children to find happiness throughout their lives. Fred was blessed with many grandchildren, including: Parker and Emily Brown; Austin and Abby Brown; Mollie Jagoe Brown, Sommers, Garrison, and Leta Jagoe; Jack and Miles Brown; Corey, Jessie, Lily, and Leila Nickerson; Jaclyn Taylor and Matt Zisk; and Jackson Taylor. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Fredrick W. Brown I, and Milly (Juanita Mildred) Schiflett Brown, and an infant sister, Judy Lynn Brown.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Fred's honor on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Memorial service at 1 p.m.), at DiMillos Restaurant in the Old Port, Portland. All are welcome to join us for all or any part of the afternoon, casual attire only.

In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to:
Animal Refuge League
of Greater Portland (arlgp.org) or:
Wounded Warriors
(woundedwarriorproject.org)


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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Sept. 3, 2017
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