Harold Earl Brown, 90, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at his home. He was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Morrill, a son of Wilbert Albra Brown and Annie Greenleaf Stuart Brown.

When Harold was young, the family moved from Morrill to City Point in Belfast.

Harold was a member of the class of 1947 at Crosby High School, then served for almost 10 years with the Maine National Guard. During the fall of 1947, Harold, along with several others from Belfast, went to Bar Harbor to fight the fires. In 1951, Harold married Robina Alice Mollison.

One of his first jobs when he was younger was working for Ambassador Robert Skinner at his home on Main Street in Belfast; then he and his twin brother worked at C.A. Paul’s garage.

After he was out of school he worked on the docks in Searsport, then for Cianchette Construction in Pittsfield (now known as Cianbro), building roads, bridges and hydro dams all over the state. He also worked building Air Force bases in Limestone and Brunswick. In the late 1950s, Harold went to work for Mollison’s Inc, a family-owned business, and later ran the trucking division of Mollison’s.

A talented mechanic, heavy equipment operator and carpenter, Harold was an “all-around fix-it” person. He especially enjoyed reading about the history of Morrill, as well as talking about the many trips he enjoyed around Maine and other areas. In 1960, Harold and his wife built their home on Belmont Avenue (now 215 Main St.) in Belfast, which he took great pride in. He had a passion for old vehicles and old tools and enjoyed talking about them with family and friends. Harold looked forward to dining out for breakfast.

In October 1965, Harold became a volunteer firefighter with the Belfast Fire Department, along with his brother, Howard, and his son, Duncan. In 1995, he retired from the department. He was an active Mason in the Phoenix Lodge 24 (now Belfast Masonic Lodge) and many other Masonic bodies; including ANAH Shrine, where he also assisted in the construction of the current lodge hall in Belfast. He was also a member of the Owls Head Transportation Museum.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Robina M. Brown; son Logan Brown; twin brother Howard; brothers Charles and Willard; and his in-laws, Allan and Imogene Mollison.

Harold is survived by his children, Juanita “Chipper” Brown Berry, Duncan Brown and his companion, Missy Fairfield; grandchild Leana Berry; great-grandchildren Rebecca and Anthony; sister-in-law Imogene and her husband, Richard McWilliam; as well as many, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Harold’s memory may be made to ANAH Temple Shriner’s General Fund, 1404 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401 or to the Waldo County Shrine Charitable Trust P.O. Box 285 Belfast, ME 04915.

Private interment will be held at Grove Cemetery in Belfast. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com.