Roland "Bud" Brown - June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

The Rev. Roland "Bud" Brown III, 68, a retired Elder, died June 7,2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His funeral service was held June 13 at St. Paul's UMC in Sykesville with the Revs. Terri Rae Chattin, Douglas Tzan and Vivian McCarthy officiating.

Brown was born Sept. 12, 1947, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Roland Myers Brown Jr. and Loretto Loveless Brown Wyatt. He was a 1974 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va. In 1976, he received his Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

He and Carolyn L. Aldrich were married in 1981. They had one child who survives.

Beginning in 1977, Brown served churches in the Baltimore-Washington Conference at Piney Grove UMC in East Baltimore and at Rodgers Forge UMC in North Baltimore. Then for 26 years since 1987, he served as the senior pastor at the Sykesville Parish (Sykesville and Gaither UMCs) until his retirement in 2013.

He helped found the Carroll County ESCAPE, which coordinates relief assistance to needy families and individuals and refers people to the appropriate helping agencies. ESCAPE is an acronym for "Enabling Social and Church Advocacy for People Enrichment."

In the community, Brown had been the chaplain for Carroll Hospice, Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department and Sykesville Police. He was a member of the Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club and the Masonic Lodge. He was an avid reader and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

  Survivors include his wife Carolyn Brown, daughter and son-in-law; Lorilyn and Nathaniel Linger of Morgantown, WV; sisters and brother and their spouses, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Malcolm and Marilyn Aldrich of Hanover, Pa.

Condolences may be sent to Carolyn Brown, at 225 Greenvale Mews Drive, Westminster, MD 21157.

Memorial donations may be made to United Methodist Committee on Relief, 458 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 or to ESCAPE Ministries, 5600 Washington Road, Sykesville, MD 21784.