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Funeral Announcements: Dick Brown, 97, Founded Edgartown Dairy Queen

The former owner of the original Edgartown Dairy Queen and a longtime Island volunteer, Richard C. Brown will be remembered with a service at the Edgartown United Methodist Church, Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m.

From his obituary: "At the age of 95, Mr. Brown was honored as "Alumnus of the Year" at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy's Homecoming football game. All of his family attended with pride as he personally accepted the award." (Patch file photo)
From his obituary: "At the age of 95, Mr. Brown was honored as "Alumnus of the Year" at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy's Homecoming football game. All of his family attended with pride as he personally accepted the award." (Patch file photo)
Family and friends will gather Saturday to remember Richard C. "Dick" Brown of Oak Bluffs, who passed away Nov. 27 at 97.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Edgartown United Methodist Church for this longtime Island resident and volunteer.

Brown was a maritime engineer who, after many years working on steamships, built and opened the original Edgartown Dairy Queen in the late 1960s, according to his obituary.

He was also a devoted baseball fan who umpired Little League games on the Vineyard for more than 50 years, and a Scoutmaster who helped revive the Island's Boy Scout Troop.

To read more about Brown's long and productive life, please see his full obituary at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Homes website.

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