Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 1, 2016
PEGGY S. BROWN
Peggy Stein Brown, 96, beloved wife of the late Alvin I. Brown, died on January 30, 2016
at her home in Palm Beach, Florida surrounded by family and friends. The daughter of
George and Minnie Stein, Peggy Stein was born on December 13, 1919, in Washington,
D.C., and is predeceased by her sister, Hilda Stein (Rosenbaum) Frank, and her
brother, Colman Stein.
Peggy was born on December 13, 1919 in Washington DC where she grew up and
graduated from Central High School (1938). She and Alvin lived in D.C. until moving to
Palm Beach in the 1970''s. They always retained a place in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
She and her husband founded the Alvin I and Peggy S. Brown Family Charitable
Foundation and supported institutions such as the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach, the
Palm Beach Zoo and the South Florida Science Museum. She also supported the
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Center of
Greater Palm Beach.
Peggy loved to travel and read; she was also an excellent bridge player and an avid
golfer. She had close and lasting relationships with many friends.
She is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Brown of Santa Fe, New Mexico,
Patricia Brown of Mendocino, California, and Donna Brown of Santa Fe, New Mexico;
three grandchildren, Laura Cat Engel Brown, Gabriel Gunther Brown, Yesica Sage
Brown Furey; and two great-grandchildren, Rose Brown Kiley and Gwyn Brown Furey.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Peggy Brown''s name to the Mandel Jewish
Community Center of Palm Beach or the American Cancer Society .
A celebration of Peggy''s life will occur on Saturday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the home
of Peggy Brown in Palm Beach, Florida. Visitors are welcome from 5 to 8 p.m.