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Dr. Paul Ralph Brown

October 26, 1947 ~ February 1, 2022 (age 74)

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Dr. Paul R. Brown, President Emeritus of Zane State College, age 74, died on February 1, 2022. Dr. Brown is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda, son, Brian, and daughter, Christina (Bryan). Dr. Brown has three grandsons (Stephen, Avery, and Davis), and one granddaughter (Allison), and a great granddaughter (Eva). He has one brother, Michael (Pat), a brother in law, Doug (Leslie) and many nieces and nephews. Dr. Brown was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia and parents, Donald and Louise Brown.
As a combat veteran, Dr. Brown served honorably in the United States Air Force, retiring as Vice President of Community College of the Air Force & achieving the rank of Major. His degrees were numerous and from respected institutions including the University of Maryland, the University of Northern Colorado, George Peabody College, and culminating in his Doctorate of Education in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. Fresh from the Air Force, he put these degrees to work. First as the Vice President of Owens Community College at the Findlay Ohio campus, and next in January 2004, as the fifth President of Zane State Community College. As a visionary, Dr. Brown expanded both the Zanesville and the Cambridge campuses thus impacting both communities. Under his leadership, the college achieved several major milestones and received numerous recognitions.
Being the former President of the Daybreak Rotary Club, Dr. Brown continued to serve the Zanesville Community, both during and after his tenure as President of Zane State. As Dr. Brown prioritized his love for his family and community, we will come together to return that love for him in a memorial gathering on Tuesday, February 8th at Zane State College, "The Campus Center", 1555 Newark Rd. Zanesville, Ohio from 3 to 7pm with family comments at 6:30 PM & Military Honors at 6:45 PM. A private funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, where Paul & Linda were members.
The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Paul’s family please click on the Tribute Wall tab on this page.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
February 8, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zane State College
1555 Newark Rd.
Zanesville, HI 43701

Time of Remembrance
Tuesday
February 8, 2022

6:30 PM
Zane State College
1555 Newark Rd.
Zanesville, HI 43701

Military Honors
Tuesday
February 8, 2022

6:45 PM
Zane State College
1555 Newark Rd.
Zanesville, HI 43701

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