Noble "Buster"  Brown

Noble A. Brown
October 2, 1955 - December 14, 2010



Noble A. Brown, 55, of Harborcreek Twp., passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010, lovingly surrounded by his family after a brave fight with cancer. He was born in Erie, Pa. on October 2, 1955, son of the late Noble B. Brown and Nancy Huff Brown Irish.

Noble had worked for Elk Creek Concrete; and owned and operated his own trucking business known as N. A. Brown Trucking. 
He was a volunteer Fire Police for Fairfield Hose Co, a volunteer at the Ella Cochran Food Pantry and a member of Teamsters #397.
Noble attended Our Lady of Mercy RC Church.
He loved hunting, fishing, the outdoors, working in his garage and time with his children and grandchildren.

Noble is survived by his wife, Melody Furey Brown; his children, Noble (Liz), Ken (Jen), Amanda, and Kate Brown; his siblings, Nancy Kay, Dale (Stephanie) and Steven Brown; his stepfather, Gary Irish; his aunt, Ella Rose; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was known as "Papa" to his grandchildren, Olivia, Alexis, Izzy, Bryce and Alexis.

Noble was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel Brown; a nephew, Patrick Brown; and a niece, Melissa Mishik.
Funeral was handled by Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery

 Listen to Brad Paisley singing "When I get where I'm going"

Your gentle face and patient smile
With a sadness we recall
You had a kindly word for each 
And died beloved by all.

The voice is mute and stilled the heart
That loved us well and true.
Ah, bitter was the trial to part
From one so good as you.

You are not forgotten loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee.

We miss you now, our hearts are sore.
As times goes by, we miss you more.
Your loving smile, your gentle face.
No one can take your vacant place.

To Amanda and family.
Our hearts are with you now. As you prepare to say your goodbyes, remember that when our time comes, we will see him and our loved ones again. I have made a place for him at Life Ever After. Hey Noble say hi to my mom when you see her.
Maggie Harrison

Memories of Noble

Photos from Liz Wingerter Brown

Fairfield Honor Guard for Noble Brown Flowers atop Noble's casket  Dad, Husband and Papa Fairfield Honor Guard
Ribbon says Son In Law, Brother in Law, Uncle
Flowers from Erie PC Distribution (Maggie and Albe)

From Kate's photo album

Email your Memories  and I will post them here.

Hi Grandpa


Katie and Dominic with your grandson
Dominic James
born Dec 14 2016 at 5:19pm
20inches long 6lbs 14 oz

Five years Noble and your daughter Katie has a surprise for you.



December 2014


December14, 2014
I can't believe its been

while time seems  to fly by, the memory of your passing is fresh as yesterday.

Missing You


October 2,2014

from a family that loves and misses you.




Feb. 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day to my family

with LOVE





December 14, 2013


October 2, 2013
Wishing Noble a Happy Birthday. I know his family thinks of him today as everyday.



June 16th



Happy Fathers Day Noble. I know you watch over Mel and the kids. Love and miss you son.
Sally Smith Furey



5/5/13 From Amanda


Feb 13, 2013


Wishing you a

from all of us

From Amanda  


Dec. 14th 2012
Bringing you these flowers on the second anniversary of your passing. Your family and friends miss you today and everyday.

From Katie's facebook page

Daddy i miss u more every day it feels like just yesterday we were sitting on the couch together cant believe it was 2 yrs ago today


    Sure do miss him. I remember him calling and asking if dad was in the house.
He called one snowy stormy day and ask if dad was in the house and I said where in the hell do you think he is in this storm.
Noble laughed....I can still here that laugh. I still expect to hear his voice when the phone rings.
Sally Smith Furey


Oct. 13, 2012
Posted on Facebook by Melody Brown

October 2, 2012
Stopped by to wish Noble a Happy Birthday from everyone here.


 Facebook postings also send wishes\

I know ur up there watching down happy bday daddy

Kate Brown




June 17th 2012



April 8, 2012
Happy Easter


Stopping by to wish a
 Remember our loved ones this year.


♥♥♥♥♥♥♥In memory of someone who was very dear to us, our son in law, Noble A. Brown who went to be with his son Danny in Heaven a year ago.♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put his arms around you and whispered "Come with Me". A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest..
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.♥♥♥♥
You left us too soon but will never be forgotten. We love and miss you Nob.
Mom and Dad and family

December 14, 2011
Just last year you left us. One year today. It doesn't seem that long. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of you and talk about our memories.
We listen for your advice and are happy that connection is there. Be with Noble's family today God, give them the strength to continue in his absence and KNOW that one day, when their time comes, that they will see him again.

went to see dad today with Bryce mom and Amanda.
Bryce put my flower on dad then as we walked her found little yellow flower and acorns and had a pocket full of each and put them with papa
 he said papa these are for you
I love you dad you are missed

Oct. 2, 2011
Stopping by today to wish Noble a Happy Birthday. Your family are gathering today to visit and remember past birthdays. Its been almost 10 months since you left, they think of you daily and talk about you in everything they do. Keep an eye on them. They miss you so.  Say hi to my parents when you see them.


I cried when you passed away . I cry today still.
Although , I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay .
A golden heart stopped breathing , hard working hands at rest.
God broke my heart to prove to me He only takes the best.

Nobles Great Niece, Sophia born Sept 12th  He never got too meet, she would have loved him a lot.

photo emailed by Steve

August 31, 2011
Looking on Google Maps we found your truck. Guess you were parked outside the day this picture was taken.

July 14,2011
Seven months since you left this earth. Your family misses you and thinks of you in all they do.
Give them the strength  and show them the way to go on, knowing that they will see you again someday.



May 7, 2011

Katie and friends stopped by to show dad her prom dress.


April 24, 2011



Roses grow in heaven Lord, pick a bunch for me~ Place them in my Dad's arms & tell him they're from me~
Tell him that I love & miss him & when he turns to smile ~
place a kiss upon his cheek & hold him for a while ~ Because remembering him is easy ~I do it everyday~
There's an ache with in my heart that will never go away.
I love you ...Dad!!


March 22, 2011

My dad

I know this man
Who is dear to my heart
Suddenly one day
It was torn all apart
This man taught me every thing
That I needed to know
But I never really listened
Until he had to go
He gave me love
And touched my life
Its all over now
He no longer has to fight
He tried to teach me
Right for wrong
The day he left
I wasn't that strong
He is gone now
It is hard to believe
This man is my dad
Who I will never see
But I will see him again
This I know
The day will come
When its time for me to go
So, I'll hold him dear
And close to my heart
Cause the day we meet
I know we'll never be torn apart.

I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms. I have you in my heart.

January 14, 2011
One month has passed since Noble left us. Be with his family as they go though this tough time. Know in your heart, that you will see him again

The Fire Fighter's Night Before Christmas

 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town,
The fire siren echoed blaring its sound.
The firefighters came running from far and from near,
And raced to the trucks quickly donning their gear.
And I in my bunkers, my boots and my hat,
Jumped to the engine to see where the fire's at.
Down at the corner of Fifth and of Oak,
The dispatcher informed us of a house filled with smoke.

Smoke poured from the sides, from up and from down,
Yet up on the roof there was none to be found.
So up to the rooftop we raised up a ladder,
And climbed to the top to see what was the matter.

I came to the chimney and what did I see,
But a fellow in red stuck past his knees.
Well we tugged and we pulled until he came out,
Then he winked with his eye and said with a shout.

"These darn newfangled chimneys they make them too small,
For a fellow as I, not skinny at all."
With a twitch of his nose he dashed to his sleigh,
and called to his reindeer, "AWAY now, AWAY."

As we rolled up our hoses he flew out of sight,
Saying "God bless our firefighters" and to all a good night!

Rich Olson

Dec. 17, 2010
Dad would be amazed with the fire trucks leading the way.
At Wintergreen Gorge, the fire truck slid and crashed into the hearse, we put dad in the back of our car and drove him the rest of the way!

Noble never liked a Cadillac, he preferred Ford, so his last ride was indeed in a Ford.

Liz in the back of her ford explorer with dad, 
 laughing her butt off about what happened.

Mikey with Noble

May my brother be forever in our hearts and thoughts. He was so many things to so many people. A good son, brother, husband, father, and grandpa, uncle ,cousin, friend! He is already missed by many. He may be gone but will forever be in our hearts!! He was never in the military but, he fought the battle of his life and none of us could be any prouder of him!!! GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!
Love Your sister!!!

Life is so unfair !!! Daddy I will miss you forever. I'm just glad your not in anymore pain.

December 17, 2010
Words cannot say what is in our hearts.
Nob was like another son to us.
His love and courage through all his days is a reminder to all of us how we should carry on. Always there with a helping hand. willing to do anything that was asked of him with no complaint.
Through his illness he didn't think of himself but of his family; Mel, Noble, Ken, Amanda ,Katie and all his grandkids and daughter in laws.
His suffering is something we'll never understand but knowing he is home with the Lord and free from pain brings a feeling of peace.
We'll miss you son, and may angel wings surround you and take you safely home to the waiting arms of Jesus
love and God Bless the family

Mom, Dad and Peg (his buddy)
Sally Furey
Harborcreek, Pennsylvania

December 17, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Brian Czarnecki,
Harborcreek, Pennsylvania

December 17, 2010
To the family of Noble Brown,
Noble & I were high school friends, had many good times, regrettable since his wedding we did not keep in touch. 
My sincere sympathy to his wife and family. May he rest in peace. 
God Bless.
Bill VanTassel,
Wattsburg, Pennsylvania

December 17, 2010
Just wanted to send my condolences and tell you how sorry I am that I couldn't make it to the viewing. 
I have been sick all week--off to the dr. today finally. Wish I could've been there in person to tell you that Noble and your family are in my prayers.
 Darleen Wilkinson

December 16, 2010
Noble and Family, We are sorry to hear of the lose of your father. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
John & Amy DiBacco,
Erie, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
Melody and Family,
May you find comfort in the thoughts and prayers of family and friends. My deepest sympathy.
Harriet Learn,
Erie, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
To the family of "NOBLE BROWN" our deepest sympathy for your loss. Buster will be deeply missed.
Paul & Diana Snyder,
Tionesta, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
Melody and family, sorry to hear ,Noble was always good to me and won't be forgotten, I'll  remember the good times growing up, hanging out working on stock car ,he lived up to his name he was very noble! we will be thinking of you all! 
Rich (Dickie) and Lisa Bauer &Family
Harborcreek, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim & Lisa Crotty,
Erie, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
Mel and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Noble was a great man. 
He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.
Bridget (Percy) Trojanowski and Family.
Erie, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
Deepest sympathies to the Brown family, I am so sorry for your loss
Your husband, father was a great man! we all enjoyed him being around the firehall!
Jenelle Pohl,
Erie, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
To the Browns who treated ME like family-
You are all on my heart for the next few hard days. I pray that God will give you peace in knowing that he is no longer in pain, and that Nobel is wrapped in him arms as each day goes past. Stay strong and remember everything that "family" means. Nobel will be missed by so many, but keep his memory alive by celebrating his life. Nobel, Amanda, and Katie: You are his children, and he lives inside you. Now matter what else he did in his life, he gave life to all of you. He is still here though you, make him proud. And Katie, girl I love you so much and you have my number. We have been through a lot together and this will be no different. My shoulder is here for you to cry on, my arms are here to hug you, and my phone here to vent though, so use them.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

"Praise the Lord! Praise God our Savior! For each day he carries us in his arms."-(Psalm 68:19)
Kim Stolar,
Erie, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
Melody, Noble, Ken, Amanda, Kate,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Noble. He was a great man and wonderful friend. I will always remember the great times we had growing up. He was always there to help whenever anyone needed him. It pains me to not be there to offer my condolences in person. Words will not reduce the pain you are currently feeling. Keep him in your hearts and he will always be with you. 
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Tom and Beth Seifert,
Yorktown, Virginia

December 16, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From all your friends at Hinklers

December 16, 2010
Mel and Family,
Sad to hear about your lost but now noble isnt in anymore pain...He will be sadly missed..My God Bless you all in this time of sorrow....
Barb &Karl Gorka,
NorthEast, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
Noble and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doug Osborn,
North East, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
Extending my deepest sympathy to your Family on the loss of your Dad. 
Sorry I cannot attend, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
 Jan Mierzwa & Family

December 16, 2010
Mel and Family,
Please accept our condolences. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. 
Noble was a nice person and we feel blessed to have known him.
Wally and Karen Maison,
Harborcreek, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
To the Brown family - My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. 
Noble leaves a wonderful legacy in his children and grandchildren.
Melanie Hoitinga,
Erie, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Nobel was just plain "Good People". He will be missed by many.
Sandra Needham,
Erie, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
Noble, You Will Be Missed, But, Not Forgot..You Leave Behind A Great Wife, And Loving Kids. & Grandchildren, In Which You Were A Great Husband, Devoted Dad, & Loving Papa, A Man Who Took Care Of His Family, Always Hard Worker.. I Will Miss You....Sandy (Furey) Murphy... God Bless All..
Sandy Murphy,
Waterford, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
To ALL of Buster's family...

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you say goodbye to a wonderful man. He fought a good fight and is is in the arms of the angels and reuniting with past family members gone before him. Praise God in the Highest!

While he is no longer here he will be forever in your hearts and watching over you. He is whole again as the scripture has promised and the pain he has suffered is gone. God IS so good.

To Mel, I am here for you, no matter what it is that you may need. Peace be with you.

To the children, I pray that the pain of his loss will soon be joy that he is no longer suffering. Your Father loved you so very deeply. I am also here for you if you need anything. Peace be with you.

Nancy Kay, Dale, Stephanie, Steve and Brian....You are so fortunate to have had such a wonderful brother/ uncle. May peace come over you all and may the love of family bring you through this.

God Bless you all. Hold tight to the memories and smile. Rejoice in the knowledge that Buster is the "lucky" one. He is living in eternal paradise!!
Shelly Davenport,
Erie, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
Noble and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dave Hess,
Harborcreek, Pennsylvania

December 16, 2010
Mel and Family,
We were very sorry to hear about your loss. Noble was a great guy and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paul and June Nakoski,
Bowling Green, Kentucky

December 16, 2010
Melody, Liz and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We know how hard it is to lose a loved one and our prayers are with you during this difficult time. 
Your faith and your family will be a comfort for all of you. 
God Bless.
Michelle & Dean Pepicello,
Harborcreek, Pennsylvania