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Arnold "Arnie" Raymond Brown

May 23, 1932 — September 17, 2022

Arnold “Arnie” Raymond Brown, 90, of Frederick, MD, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 17, 2022. He was the loving husband of Connie J. Brown.

Born on May 23, 1932, in Whiting, Indiana he was the son of the late Bessie Brown and Arnold Brown. He graduated from Clark High School in Whiting, Indiana. He continued to Grear College as a professional piano tuner and Purdue University as a licensed Real Estate Broker. He served honorably in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany in the 1950’s. He was a professional musician, founder and owner of the Munster Conservatory of Music in Munster, Indiana from 1967 until 1983. He was a true entrepreneur, from real estate, to music, designing, manufacturing and marketing car badges in retirement. 

Arnie accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in March 1969. He was a devoted Christian and member of The Frederick Baptist Church.

He really enjoyed playing his upright bass musical instrument every Sunday morning during worship service at his church. He loved to share his musical talent, love of Jesus and Salvation message by visiting nursing homes in the Frederick area. He was known for his joyful, encouraging spirit and always taking time to help others.  He really enjoyed sharing his music, storytelling, telling jokes, and gourmet culinary skills with his family. 

In addition to his loving wife Connie of 59 years, he is survived by his son, Douglas Scharnberg, his grandson, Cassidy Scharnberg and his two older sisters, Norma Swanson (98 years old) and Betty June Jones (94 years old).  He is also survived by nieces and nephews and their families including Deborah Johnson and husband Stephen Johnson, Carrie Jenkins and husband Jeremy Jenkins, Carter Jenkins, Luke Jenkins and Brayden Jenkins, Matthew Johnson and wife Elizabeth Johnson, William Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Daniel Johnson,   Allison Johnson, Mekayla Johnson and Kaden Johnson, Dane Swanson and wife Karen Swanson, Dane Edward Swanson and Lydia Grace Swanson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant nephew, James Johnson.

The celebration of Arnie's life’s journey will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 11:00am at Frederick Baptist Church, 5305 Mt. Zion Road, Frederick, MD 21703.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church in honor of Arnie at the above address.


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