BROWN ROY ABBOTT JR. of Brooklyn, Michigan passed away on February 24, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on October 30, 1916. He lived at Lake Columbia in Brooklyn MI for the past 45 years. Roy was an automotive design executive, retiring from Ford Motor Co. in 1974. He was best known for having designed the Edsel and over the years has received recognition from the press and many fans praising the design. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Jeanne Brown; sister, Betty Klepinger; children, Georgianna (Ross) Byron, Reginald Brown, Penny (Richard) Beesley, Mark (Deb) Brown; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 300 East Grand River, Brighton, MI on Thursday, February 28 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National MS Society.
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Jeanne, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Sharon
Our condolences Jeannie. We will always remember Roy for his dry wit and humor. Thank you, Roy, for always being a kind neighbor to my parents.
We sure will miss our dear friend and neighbor in Florida and his delightful sense of humor and fun. Love and sympathy to all.
My deepest sympathy to you Jeanne and Roy's family. We worked together at the Design Center 50 years ago and I have so many fond and warm memories of him. His talent, wit, charm and good looks will always be remembered. Most of all I treasure the friendship we have had over all these years. Roy has taught us all to live each day like it's our last. May his soul rest in Everlasting Peace.
Jeannie~You have my most heartfelt sympathies..I am glad I had the privilge of knowing him..I have so many wonderful memories of him that I will always treasure..
So sorry to hear of your father's passing but am sure he is free and happy, while it is we, still here, who feel the great loss of a loving and talented parent. Our love and prayers to all the family.
Roy will be missed, but our thoughts if him will last forever. Jeanne if you need anything please let us know. Love you carol / Steve hrncar