Saturday, June 8, 2013

Milton C. "Milt" Brown

Wellsville, NY - Milton C. "Milt" Brown, age 63, passed away at home on Saturday June 8, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born on March 9, 1950 in Hornell to William F. and Hazel Marshall Brown. On February 1, 2000 in Alfred he married Colleen Bellanger who survives.

Milt was a long time resident of Wellsville who graduated from Alfred Almond High School, Alfred State College with a AAS in Engineering, RIT with a BS in Engineering and from Pittsburg State University with a MS of Engineering Technology. He began working for CE Air Preheater in 1974 where he and two other colleagues received a patent on a Concentric Tube Recuperative Heat Exchanger in 1980. During that time started his own business called Zetacom Corporation. Milt left Air Preheater as a manager to teach at BOCES in Belmont and later became an Associate Professor at Alfred State College where he taught Mechanical Engineering until his retirement in 2012. Milt was a man of many ideas, passions, and carpentry and building, which he learned from his father; an avid astronomer, who as a teenager ground his own telescope lenses; computer programming; history; science; and reading. Milt was very proud of being a Certified Geoexchange Designer where he worked on geothermal installations. Milt will be remembered as a beloved husband, father, friend, and teacher to many. He will be missed dearly, but he will forever be in our hearts.

Surviving besides his wife Colleen are 3 sons, Craig (Lorraine) Brown of Fishkill, Steve Bellanger and Jon (Tiffany) Bellanger both of Denver, CO.; 4 brothers, John (Mary) Brown of Almond, Doug (Mary) Brown of Alfred Station, Gerald (Candy) Brown of Hume and William Brown of Whitesville; several nieces and nephews; a special friend Kathleen Manion of Alma.

Milt was predeceased by a brother David Brown.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June12, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Milt's Funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 am in the Alfred Station Seventh Day Baptist Church with the Reverend Doctor Kenneth Chroniger. Memorials in Milt's name may be made to either the American Cancer Society or to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY.  14240. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. I knew Milt as a colleague at Alfred State and he always impressed me as a passionate defender of the MET Department and it's programs. Milt was never afraid to speak his mind and ruffle a few feathers on behalf of the students, faculty, and programs in the department. His outspoken advocacy in support of common sense and doing the right thing was always refreshing to see and will be missed. Every department should be lucky enough to have a Milt Brown on the faculty.

  2. I enjoyed stopping by to chat with Milt on my way to my own classes. My son and many of his friends benefited from being in Milt's classes and having known him. May the Lord minister to the family. Cathy Snyder

  3. Over the last week many of Milt's AACS classmates have highlighted their memories of him. I started kindergarden with him and after we parted in 1968 seldom saw each other. Some of our descriptors: sweet, kind, smart, helpful, hardworker, respected. All so true. Rest in peace. Deborah Soule Esposito