Franklin Morell Brown left this world on April 12, 2019 at age 70 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Frank was born on January 19, 1949 to Harold and Ella Blease Brown. He spent his younger days in Seattle and in Port Hadlock at the family land known as “The Green Spot”. The family also lived in Cuba and in England. It was in England that Frank joined the U.S. Navy in 1967. He was a Personalmen 1st Class and was a plank holder of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy, meaning that he was a crew member when the ship was first commissioned. He was very proud of his time in the Navy and often spoke of the great people he met. He later worked at the Pentagon in Washington DC.
After his Navy days, Frank returned to the Olympic Peninsula where he studied to be an auto mechanic. He also met his lovely first wife, Annie, and together they had two beautiful children, Susan and Peter. Many in the community will remember Frank as the smiling face behind Frank’s Automotive for many a long year. Frank was such a generous spirit and helped so many people over the years. Frank loved a sunny day BBQ, grilling up steaks, enjoying a Bacardi and Coke and a game of croquet in the yard with family and friends. He loved history, chess and a good joke. He loved his family, his heritage and making Sunday waffles for the family. Never mind the burned sausage and singed eggs, the waffles were perfection. The Grandpa Frank Special. His grandchildren were the light of his life. He taught them the importance of generosity and being polite. That family is forever. How to play poker and what choice words to yell when you are working on a car. He will be dearly missed.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Chappell, his sister Catherine and his daughter Susan. He is survived by his sister Mary Jane, his brother Harry, his son Peter and daughter in law Gina, his grandchildren Silas, Madelynn, Theodore and Clementine. A Celebration of Life for Frank will be announced at a later date.