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Gladys H. Brown


Gladys H. Brown, 95, formerly of Wood Street, Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 18, 2020 in the Middletown Home. She was the widow of Oris H. Brown.

Gladys was born on August 7, 1924 in Cornwall, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Baker and Emma (Williams) Martin. The family moved to Middletown, Pa. when she was young, where she attended Middletown Public Schools.

Gladys was a member of First Zion Baptist Church, Middletown.

She is survived by her sons, James R. Martin Sr. and wife Bonnetta, and Charles H. Brown; her daughters, Emma A. Pettis and husband Ronald, Pastor Florence O. Abdullah and husband Al Kareem and Gladys Brown Dutrieuille and husband Steven; her stepdaughter, Donna Wheat and husband Collins; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Her husband, her son, Robert J. Martin, her grandson, James R. Martin Jr., her sisters, Genievive Kelly, Mariam Parham Davis, Geraldine Reed and Betty Jane Johnson, stepbrothers, Sidney and Edward Chambers, all preceded Gladys in death.

Private graveside services in East Middletown Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. A celebration of Gladys’ Life will be held at a later date once the Covin-19 restrictions are lifted.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to her church.

The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown to handle the funeral arrangements.

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