William “Bill” Richard Brown

September 14, 1932 - September 2, 2021

William (Bill) R. Brown, 88, a resident of Bokeelia, FL, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 after a brief stay at Trustbridge Hospice in West Palm Beach.  He was born September 14, 1932 in Glen Falls, NY to Wilbert and Flora Brown, now deceased. 

Bill was a born-again believer whom has gone home to be with his Savior and Bill’s beloved wife, Bertha (Bertie) of 62 years, in heaven. 

He is survived by his three loving children, Ricci and wife, Fran of Boynton Beach, FL, Sheri of Rangeley, ME and Roberta (Bobbi) and husband William (Bill) Jones of Cedarville, OH.  He is also survived by his sisters, Charlotte Lewis of Brant Lake, NY and Rowena McKinistry of Schroon Lake and one brother, Randy Duell ofo Chestertown, NY.  Bill leaves behind also, eight grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bertha; two sisters, Louella and Geneva as well as brothers, James and Gerald.   

Bill was a veteran of the US Army and retired in 1988 after 35 years with International Paper Company and was recognized as a renowned expert in the field of supercalendering.

In his spare time he was an avid hunter and fisherman, as well as al licensed pilot.   

Memorial Services are going to be held 10:00AM Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33916 with his son-in-law, William Jones officiating. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Trustbridge Hospice, 5300 East Ave, West Palm Beach, FL  33407. 

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Linda Reese Hutchinson Sep 10, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    We have so many fond memories of Bill, Bertie, Ricky, Sherri & Bobbie! Our families shared so many good times in NY & Maine. Of course, as a kid I was afraid of Bill (ha.ha), but as an adult we would motorcycle up to Maine & visit. On one visit, Bill flew us in his float plane to get crab omelettes for breakfast, what great times! So glad to know he is with the LORD, which gives us comfort even in the sadness of losing him. He & Bertie were the BEST friends my folks ever had and they both are sorely missed.

  2. Ruth Weihe Sep 25, 2021 at 11:50 am

    We will miss Bill so much. He was a mainstay for the street. We appreciate Bill and Bertie being such good neighbors to mom. Several times a week, I sat on his front porch and we talked about God, and the past to the present (July 2021). He never gave up walking to the end of the street and back. We will miss you Bill
    Yvonne, Ruth, Gene

  3. Walter Eisner Oct 12, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Ich durfte MIster Brown als Schwiegervater meiner Schwester und Vater meihnes Schwagers kennen lernen. Mit ihm konnte ich schöne Momente in den USA erleben.
    Ruhen Sie in Freieden MisterBrown.
    Walter Eisner & Familie, Leoben, Steiermark Österreich.

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