Paul L Brown

July 25th, 1921 to February 9th, 2021

Paul L. Brown, 99 ½, of Saginaw, Michigan passed away February 9, 2021 after a short time in nursing care.

Paul was born on July 25, 1921 in Flushing, Michigan and grew up in the Flushing and Flint area. He attended Central Michigan University (CMU) where he met and married Jean MacFarland of Saginaw. They celebrated 60 years of marriage. Upon graduation from CMU, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After his discharge from the Navy, he returned to Saginaw in 1946 where he began his career as a research chemist for the brand-new Dow Corning Corp in Midland. In his 40-year career, he was awarded over 40 patents for his research.

Paul and Jean settled in Saginaw Township in 1953. Here they raised their three sons, Craig, Randall “Randy” and Mark. They were active in their church, Ames United Methodist, and community activities. Paul was proud of his sons and was active with them with education being most important, reinforced with Boy Scouts, church, travel, sports, and later in life, grandchildren.

Paul was also a passionate volunteer, craftsman, and world traveler, travelling with his wife and numerous friends worldwide.

Paul was a loving husband, father and grandfather and had numerous friends during his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, in 2002; his sister, Marion; brother, Robert; and his youngest son, Mark in 2011.

Paul is survived by his eldest son, Craig (Freda) of Port Huron, Michigan; Paul’s grandson, Matthew (Julie); and great granddaughters, Alexandra and Mackenzie of Chicago, Illinois; his grandson, David (Natalia) and great grandchildren, Santiago and Emilia of Bronxville, New York; his son, Randy, and grandchildren, Kristian and Kelley live in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also survived by his youngest son Mark’s widow, Pamela of Troy, Michigan and granddaughters, Nichole (Scott) Champion and great grandson, Parker, of Seattle, Washington, and Danielle (Chris) Cap and great granddaughter, Nell of Denver, Colorado.

Paul lived just short of a century from 1921 to 2021. His lifespan allowed him to live and view a change from highly rural America to a country that developed into one of being extremely urbanized and technologically advanced. He experienced great changes in transportation, communications and technology.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held this summer in Saginaw when his ashes will be interred next to his wife, Jean. Details to be announced.

Expressions of recognition may be made in Paul’s honor to the Saginaw Rescue Mission.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit

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