Rosalie “Joan” Brown
PHILIPSBURG- Rosalie “Joan” Brown, 75, of Philipsburg, died October 25, 2016 at Windy Hill Village, P.S.L., Philipsburg.
Born September 20, 1941, in Morrisdale, She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Pearl (Price) Carles.
She was a 1959 graduate of the former Morris Township High School, Morrisdale.
Joan was married in September of 1959, at the Morrisdale Methodist Church, Morrisdale, to Dr. A.J. Brown, whom preceded her in death on April 1, 2007.
She was a member of the New Life Center, Philipsburg.
Joan was the office manager, optician and ear-aid specialist for her husband’s practice that they operated in Philipsburg from 1968 to 2007.
Joan received an Associate Degree in Optics from Bemis College, Memphis, Tenn. in 1966. She also received her certification as a hearing-aid specialist in 1989 from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
In addition to her parents and husband; Joan was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Michael McPherson; one brother, Robert Carles; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Alberts.
Joan is survived by three daughters: Diane McPherson and Susan Brown, both of Philipsburg, and Jacqueline Huber and her husband, Carey, of Houtzdale; one grandson, David McPherson, of Philipsburg; one sister, Louise Alberts, of Conway, Pa.; and one sister-in-law, Martha Carles, of Morrisdale; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the New Life Center, Philipsburg, with Pastor John T. Dill, Officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service. Interment will be in Allport Cemetery, Allport.
Contributions in memory of Joan may be made to the New Life Center, P.O. Box 57, Philipsburg, PA 16866.
The funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share memories at www.beezerheathfh.com