Edward James Brown ’38 died on April 24, 2004, in Brewster, Massachusetts.
Born on February 18, 1916, in West Roxbury, MA, he prepared for college at Winchester (MA) High School and became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity of Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1938, he was a trainee with Paine Webber and Company in Boston for three years and then served in the U.S. Army for five years during World War II, attaining the rank of first lieutenant in the infantry. After the war, he was a manager trainee with the W.T. Grant Company in New Bedford, MA, for two years and then became a sales manager with M&M Bakery Company in Manchester, NH. Beginning in 1952, he was self-employed as owner and president of Eastham Superette, Inc., in Eastham, MA, which he operated until 1996. He was the corporator of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank and a member of the Eastham Finance Committee and the Eastham Recreation Committee and was the postmaster when the post office was at his store. A volunteer with the Eastham Fire Department, he was a member of the Chequesett Golf Club. He was married in 1942 to Bernice Zemke, who died in 2001, and is survived by three sons, Edward J. Brown, Jr., ’69 of Northport, NY, David A. Brown of Eastham, and Peter J. Brown ’74 of Topanga, CA, and six grandchildren.