EUGENE “Gene” BROWN
1939 – 2007
Gene began his federal career in the Fingerprint Division of the FBI. After graduation from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, he began teaching and coaching in Virginia. He returned to North Carolina where he taught and coached before returning to federal service with the HEW school at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Puerto Rico. He transferred into DoDDS and taught and coached at Iwakuni, Japan; was athletic director at Kubasaki HS, Okinawa; and coached basketball and taught AP History and Social Studies at Berlin American High School. He received his MA from East Carolina University in 1980 and retired from DoDDS in 1994 with 23 years of service.
Gene returned to North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound where he enjoyed fishing and golfing – especially the Northeast Senior Tour. Day trips were as much of an adventure as the cruises he enjoyed and his joy at discovering some ‘special find’ at auctions was matched only by his love of his home and scenic view. His feelings for his students and athletic teams never faded and he stayed in touch via email with individual students and alumni associations.
Gene is survived by his wife Norma, his sister and brother, and his nieces and nephews and their families.