Neil "Buck" Brown, age 84, passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest at PRMC on Friday, December 18, 2015. Buck was born in East McKeesport, PA and was the son of the late Harry M. and Ruth B. Brown of Ocean City.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary McCabe Brown. Son: Marc Brown and wife Lisa, their children Amber Welsch and husband Jim, Collins Brown and wife Leah. Daughters: Marcia Helms and her children, Shanan Rogers and Jennifer Pace; Margo Barker (10/15/63 - 05/01/07) and her children, A. J. and Jordan Watson. Great grandchildren: Logan, Summer, Hailey, Dylan, Carolina, Cole and Wyatt. Brothers Bill and Gordon Brown and several nieces and nephews. Buck also leaves behind his loving "Denny's Family" in Salisbury.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Margo Susan Barker (2007); brother, Captain Dale Brown; and sister, Marilyn Balderson.
Buck grew up in Ocean City, MD and established "Neil B. Brown, Tile Contractor in the mid 1950's. He took great pride in his craft and would often point out the homes, motels and restaurants where his tile work still stands today. In the 1970's he opened "Buck's Place", a store and restaurant located on the way to Assateague Island, which enabled him to combine his love for the Island with his passion for business. He is also greatly remembered for sitting in front of Buck's with his German Shepherd "Freemont", his best friend and true companion, while enjoying an ice cream cone together.
He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post 166 in Ocean City.
He was a founding member of the "Assateague Beach Buggy Association, known today as AMSA, where he was a life member.
He was a life member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company where he held several offices and was instrumental in establishing the Ambulance Squad and Cadet Program in the early 1960's.