Passing of Honorary Active Member L. Richard (Dick) Brown
 
By Chief Joe Maguire
November 14, 2023
 

L. Richard “Dick” Brown, age 85, of Audubon, PA, formerly King of Prussia, PA, passed away peacefully after a brief, but hard fought illness on November 4, 2023 surrounded by his much adored family.
In 1959, Dick became an active duty firefighter at the Radnor Fire Company, a role in which he proudly served for almost 28 years. At the conclusion of his active service, he became an “Honorary” Active Firefighter and continued to religiously attend their weekly meetings every Monday evening. He greatly enjoyed serving Radnor in many formal and informal leadership roles during his 64 year tenure. A highlight to both Dick and his grandchildren were the numerous Breakfasts with Santa and the Easter Bunny (Pop was the photographer), Fire Prevention Open Houses, and holiday parades. You could not tell who was more excited when Pop would ride alongside of his flag-waving grandchildren on the 1954 MAC during the annual Radnor Memorial Day Parade down Lancaster Avenue!
On November 14th, Dick's casket was loaded onto the Mack and he was driven past the firehouse on their way to Calvary Cemetery.