Richard Allen Brown, successful financial consultant, Korean war veteran, and dedicated family man died Wednesday in New Canaan, at the age of 85. Mr. Brown was born Jan. 13, 1929 in Austin, Minn. to George and Iva Brown.

Growing up in Austin, Mr. Brown excelled in sports winning his first state championship with the men’s basketball team in 1946 and graduating all state in both football and basketball. After graduating Deerfield Academy, Mr. Brown went on to attend Dartmouth College. There he was a member of Beta Theta Phi, the Sphinx Society, and the starting kicker for the football team still holding university records to this day.

Graduating Dartmouth in 1952, Mr. Brown went on to serve as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. After returning home from duty overseas, he met Lynn Johanson Brown. The two were married in 1956 in San Francisco, Calif. before moving to Pittsburgh, and finally settling in Darien, were they lived for 54 years. For those 54 years, Mr. Brown was an active member of Wee Burn Country Club and an avid golfer. In addition, he was a member of the Darien Men’s Association. The last two years of his life were spent in New Canaan, surrounded by his family and friends. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lynn, his daughters Suzie Barit of Blairstown, N.J. and Jodi Brown of New Canaan, and his grandchildren Alex of Houston, Texas, Tyler of New York, N.Y. and Taylor of Los Angeles, Calif.

Memorial donations to The Bennett Cancer Center of Stamford.

— by The Darien Times