In Memory

Vincent Brown

Vincent R. Brown

He was born in Seattle, Wash. and grew up in Golden Valley, Minn. and Los Alamos, graduating from Los Alamos High School in 1980. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Carleton College and a doctorate in psychology from the University of California, Irvine.
He was an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Hofstra University. He had also held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Arlington, Clarkson University and the University of Richmond and served a sabbatical at the National Science Foundation.
He enjoyed reading, rescuing cats and will be remembered for his sense of humor, generous spirit and willingness to always lend a helping hand.
Dr. Brown is survived by his mother, Della Brown of Los Alamos; brother Ken Brown of Texas: sister Cindy Brown of Albuquerque; sister Diana Anderson and her husband Greg Anderson, nephew Brock Anderson and niece Shanlie Anderson, all of Colorado; and dear friend Nancy Gandre of Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Brown.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Aug. 28, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with a reception immediately following in the Parish Hall. The burial will take place at 2 p.m. at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos.
In lieu of flowers,  donations may be made for a scholarship at Hofstra University in Vince’s memory. Checks may written to “Hofstra University” with Vincent R. Brown Memorial Fund written on the memo line and sent to Margaret A. Shields, director of stewardship, Office for Development, 101 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1010.  Online donations may be made at,  designating “other” and then specifying the Vincent R. Brown Memorial Fund.

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Vincent R. Brown

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09/10/15 12:00 AM #1    

Clayton Watson

I don't know how well people knew Vince at LAHS.  He had quiet manner about himself -- very unassuming.  He was also my best friend and he is still, today, one of the best persons I have ever known.  We did so many things together.  We painted houses during the summers. We played chess on the chess team.  We played football at lunchtime.  We played together in orchestra.  We coached a Little League baseball team together,...  The list goes on and on.  I have many fond memories of our many challenging conversations and his very dry, witty sense of humor.  The world has lost a great and kind man in his passing.

09/12/15 06:21 PM #2    

Dorothy Zemach

Lovely tribute, Clayton. He was a good man.

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