Christopher A. Brown
Originally from Minerva Chris grew up around funeral service,
his father Rodney, worked forArnold Funeral Home in Canton and
Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva.
He is a graduate of Minerva High School, received his BS in Biology and
Music from Ohio Northern University and then his Associate’s in Mortuary
Science from The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He began his career in
funeral service in 1998 working for Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home in
Alliance working there for 9 years.
After starting their family Chris and his wife decided to purchase the former
Ickes Funeral Home in Salem with his business partner David Peterson in 2005
they renamed the home Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service. In 2012 they
had the opportunity to further serve the Salem, Sebring and their surrounding
communities by purchasing Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral home in Sebring.
Chris and his family attend Salem First United
Methodist Church where he serves as Music Director, he is a member of Bayard
Grange, Columbiana County Pomona Grange, Ohio State Grange and a 7th
degree member of The National Grange, he served as Ohio Grange Ambassador, and he
and his wife were also selected the Ohio Young Couple of the year. Chris also is a member of Conrad Masonic
Lodge, a 32 degree Scottish Rite Valley of Canton member, Tadmor Shrine, the Alliance Shrine Club, Ohio
Funeral Directors Association, The Ohio Embalmers Association, National Funeral Directors Association, member
of both the Alliance and Salem Chamber’s of Commerce, he also served as Chairman,
President, Treasurer and Board Member of the Alliance Carnation City Festival. Chris and his wife Christine have two
children Morgan and Mason.