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David Victor Brown
January 6, 1949 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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David Victor Brown, age 74, passed away on September 16, 2023. Dave lived in Huron most of his life and was a resident of Lakeland, Florida at time of death.
Dave is survived by his wife, Loree; sons, Rob, of Huron, and Todd (Marissa), of Norwalk; granddaughters, Havana Marie and Myla Rose; grandson, Dax Fisher; sister-in-law, Maria Brown, of Los Angeles; nephew, Gary (Judy); grand-nephew, Coltan, of Los Angeles; uncle, Don Schuster, of Elyria; four first cousins, Ron, Barb, Linda, and Sandy; and dear friends Sticks Gioffre, Dave Ritter, Gretchen Pisano, and Mike Wyatt.
Dave was preceded in death by his father, Wayne (1968); mother, Marilyn (2006); brother, Gary (2019); grandparents, Victor and Ruth Brown and Henry and Cora Hahn; aunts, Lois Schuster and Jean Jenson; uncle, Art Jensen; cousins, Rick and Susan; and best friend, Ralph Pisano Jr. (2006).
A 1967 graduate of Huron High School and a 1971 graduate of Bowling Green State University, Dave earned his Master's Degree in History from BGSU in 1976. Dave Brown spent 40 years in education as a teacher and administrator at Huron, Sandusky, Edison, and Cuyahoga Heights Schools and was a head baseball, head girl's basketball, and head golf coach. He was also an assistant in football, baseball, and boys and girls basketball during his career.
Dave initiated one of the first athletic halls of fame in Northern Ohio at Sandusky High School in 1987 and also initiated Huron High School's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993, and became members of both in 2001 (Huron) and 2005 (Sandusky). Dave was selected Athletic Director of the Year for the Northwest District in 1991 and spoke at the National Athletic Director's Convention in 1985. He was inducted into the Ohio Athletic Director's Hall of Fame in 2016. He also was selected as Huron's Educator of the Year in 2000. He initiated the fundraiser to build the all-weather track in Huron.
A lover of sports, Dave played golf, softball, flag football, and bowled for many years in the Sandusky/Huron and Lakeland, Florida area. He was the director of golf at Heatherwood Village in Lakeland and the Lakeland Senior Men's Golf Association. Dave saw a Kentucky Derby, an Indy 500, a football game at old Yankee Stadium, the first game at Jacobs Field, many Browns and Ohio State football games, Hank Aaron's 716* home run, Mark McGuire hitting a home run against the scoreboard at Jacobs Field and Michael Jordan scoring 69 points against the Cavs. He loved to travel and made numerous trips with Loree to the Caribbean and Las Vegas, and also traveled to Africa, Tahiti, Bali, Fiji, Mediterranean, Austria, and Germany. Dave also enjoyed conducting trivia contests at the Huron Yacht Club.
Among his part-time jobs in his life were: paper boy (where he won three trips to New York City and Washington D.C.), cutting lawns, cook at Corky's Restaurant, non-bonded policeman at Cedar Point, desk clerk at Sandusky Best Western, and a sportswriter at the Sandusky Register.
Dave was one of the five co-founders of the Sandusky Bay Stars college summer baseball league in 1991. He served as general manager and treasurer. Dave was a member of the Lakeland Elks and a past member of the Huron Yacht Club, OEA, and NEA, and a past member of the Huron, Sandusky, Edison, Westlake and Cuyahoga Heights Booster Clubs as well as a past member the IAB Club, Huron Eagles, and the Sandusky Elks. Dave was a member of the Jim Campbell Scholarship Committee and the Huron and Sandusky Athletic Halls of Fame Selection Committees.
In 2012, Dave wrote and published the first volume of Huron Football and finished volume II in 2013. In 2023, his book, What If? was published by Page Publishing.
Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be spread in Simpson's Bay in St. Maarten. There will be no services at the request of the deceased. A Celebration of Life may be in Huron and at Heatherwood Village in Lakeland at a later time.
Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, Huron, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.fosterfh.com.