Lawrence W. BROWN W3LWB (SK), Lawrence W., 68, of Enola, Pa., and Sun City Center, Fla., died at home in Pennsylvania Friday, March 26, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Judith A. Brown, to whom he was married for 41 years. Larry was born July 17, 1941, in Harrisburg, Pa., to the late Lawrence L. and Ruth Church Brown. He was a 1959 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in math and science from Shippensburg University. There he became one of the original "computer nerds". Larry shared his love and knowledge of technology with anyone who ever needed help. Larry worked at IBM for 20 years in Kingston, N.Y., and later Charlotte, N.C. In 1984, he moved back to Pennsylvania to take over as president of L.L. Brown Inc., a machining facility founded by his father. He retired in 2002, dividing his time between Sun City Center, Fla., and Enola, Pa.

Larry was an original member of the rescue squad in Woodstock, N.Y. He had a passion for skiing and was a patrolman for 35 years in New York, Vermont and finally Ski Roundtop in Pennsylvania. He was an instrument rated pilot and avid golfer. He was a member of the Carlisle Country Club in Carlisle, Pa. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Eureka Masonic Lodge 302 in Mechanicsburg, Pa. After moving to Florida, Larry became very active in the golfing community. He was a member of the Renaissance/Sandpiper Golf Club. He was also a member of the Sun City Center Performing Arts Club and was involved with the design and installation of the sound and video systems during the recent renovation of the Rollins Theater. He also belonged to the Kings Point Amateur Radio Club and the Triple Creek Model Airplane Club.

In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by his daughter, Tara and husband, W. Brett Novosat, of Enola, Pa.; son, Kenneth and wife, Tawnia, of Partlow, Va.; brother, Howard and wife, Virginia of Shippensburg, Pa., and two beautiful grand-children. There will be a celebration of Larry’s life at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church, 135 W. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. An additional memorial service will be held in Florida at a later date.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle is in charge of the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, UTC-FOUND, Tampa, FL 33612 ( or to the charity of your choice. To sign the guestbook, visit

Published in on April 7, 2010

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