Ed “Stub” Brown, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at a local assisted living facility.
Stub was born on January 31, 1928, in Saddle Brook, N.J., to Edward and Jenny (Paul) Brown.
He became a professional baseball player in the St. Louis Cardinals farm baseball team.
He pitched for the Cardinals and Giants baseball teams.
He met the love of his life at the Phil Welch Stadium.
He married Agnes Gartland on February 11, 1950, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Stub worked at Quaker Oats, retiring after 40 years of dedication and service.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Agnes Brown, of the home; daughter, Kathy (Doug) Matthias, of St. Joseph; Charlotte Brewka, Kansas City, Mo.; Bob (Mary Jane) Brown, Centralia, MO; David “Opie” (Kay) Brown, St. Joseph; grandchildren, Patty, Eddie, Matthew, Vincent, Heather, Jason, Sarah, Garrett, Cinnamon, Billy, Davie and Ryan; nine great-grandchildren and sister, Violett Centore, Westfield, Mass.
Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Parish Rosary: 6 p.m. Thursday.
Visitation will begin after 12 p.m. Thursday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening, following the Rosary.
The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.