Roberta "Ferne" Brown, 87 of Mt. Pleasant passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh with her loving family by her side.
Roberta was born August 17, 1933 in Bullskin Twp. the daughter of the late Homer and Millie Kastner Kreinbrook. Ferne was a 1950 graduate of Ramsay high school. She was dedicated to the American Legion Auxiliary, joining in 1968 and later becoming a lifetime member. Her highest office was the state elected office of Westmoreland County District President, having served that title for many terms. She held various offices as a Westmoreland County Council member. Since joining the James E. Zundell unit in 1994, she held the office of President for 25 years.
Surviving are her children; Roberta Johnson (Dan) of Mill Run, Carol Bish (Dan) of Erie, Shirley Arrotti (Tim) of Scottdale, Amy Keslar (Richard) Mt. Pleasant and Jeffrey Brown (Ann) of MI; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Elmer Brown, Jr. (Kathy), sisters-in-law, Louise Freed (Harrold) and Jean Brown. In addition to her parents, Ferne was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Stanley E. Brown; brothers, Wilmer, Oliver, Ebbert, Earl and Delmer Kreinbrook and sisters, Edith Dolan, Rachael Finn and Hilda Biller.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 to 7pm Friday at the Mt. Olive Evangelical Church 363 Pleasant Valley Road Connellsville PA 15425, where services will be held at 7pm with Pastor Lee Maley, Officiating.
Arrangements are under direction of SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W. Main Street Mt. Pleasant.
Please visit Ferne's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, funeral director.