A memorial service for Dr. Wendell E. Brown, who ran a family medicine practice in Mountain View for 36 years, is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave. Dr. Brown died April 1 in Cupertino. He was 91.
Born in Conway, Massachusetts on the family farm, he grew up in Amherst. After high school, Dr. Brown attended Peddie Prep School in Hightstown, New Jersey and then the University of Massachusetts. He went on to medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia, then interned at St. Luke's hospital in San Francisco. After serving a tour in Korea as an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corp, he started his family practice in Mountain View in 1950. He retired in 1986.
A resident of Los Altos and then Cupertino for 61 years, he was very involved in his community, his family said. He was a member and past president of the Mountain View Kiwanis, a member of the Masons Mountain View De Anza Lodge #194, and a member and elder of the Mountain View First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Brown served on the boards of the United Way, Mountain View Savings and Loan, and the Santa Clara Mental Health Board. He was also a member of the committee that provided leadership in the building of El Camino Hospital.
Dr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth. He is survived by his four sons, Geoff, Randy, Gordon and Roger; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kiwanis Children's fund, or El Camino Hospital Foundation. Online tributes and condolences may be sent to: www.cusimanocolonial.com