DENNIS CLARK BROWN, from Parma, OHIO, died on April 19, 2013.
He was a better grandpa than he was a dad, but he had some decent moments with his kids that involved nature walks, Geauga Lake, and watching campy horror films.
He enjoyed working at the local deli, with his friend Al, and he made really good sandwiches. He put a lot of thought into it and always put the sliced tomatoes separate so they didn't make the bread all wet and soggy.
He could cook anything on the grill, and he could grow anything in the garden.
He liked animals, especially birds, as well as flowers, trees, and well-tended gardens. He knew a lot about these things, as well as astronomy and metallurgy.
He also enjoyed reading National Geographic and the Smithsonian.
He hated rap music, people who took too long to make left turns, and the invention of the breathalyzer.
He loved his parents, Jack and Dorothy Brown and enjoyed his grandchildren.
He is survived by his mother, brothers, Gary and Keith Brown, and children, Heather, Meggin, Aaron and Hilary.
In spite of everything, he will be missed, especially by his grandchildren, Hailey, Clara and Simon.