ALBION — Harold L. Brown of Albion passed away July 25, 2022, at Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta at the age of 83.

He was born March 3, 1939, in Albion, the son of Clyde and Annie (Farr) Brown.
Harold was a veteran of the  U.S. Army before having a long and successful career in construction with Warren Brothers, Tilcon-Warren, and finally Pike. He worked at plants set up all around the state from Lincoln to Sanford, and into New Hampshire, paving several hundreds of miles of I-95. There he made many, many lifelong friends and retired from Pike after over 30 years on the job.
He enjoyed the old dance halls of the ’70s and ’80s, dressing up in his polyester dress pants and white alligator print loafers to dance the night away to his favorite country and western music; faithfully read every issue of Uncle Henry’s, front to back, to find his next used car; playing Bingo; scratching lottery tickets; and was famous for telling raunchy jokes, which he thoroughly enjoyed doing.
In the early ’80s Harold met the love of his life, Elaine, and moved to Sidney. They later married and spent many happy years together going to yard sales, making trips to Sam’s Club, and running a private boarding home together until Elaine’s death in 1994, leaving his heart broken forever.
Harold is survived by his daughters, Lisa Reynolds, Lori Nason, Amy Brown, and adopted daughter Kara Robinson; stepchildren Larry Merrow, Rose Merrow and Tom Merrow; his many grandchildren,  great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Elaine, grandson Austin, sisters Helen Johnson, Caroline McCreary, Gladys Mac Donald and Ora Lee Brown, and a brother, Paul Brown.
Thank you to the staff at Togus for taking excellent care of Harold at the end of his life.
A celebration of life is planned for Thursday, Aug. 25, in Unity at the home of Lisa Reynolds, and private burial at the VA Cemetery in Augusta.

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