Clyde Owen Brown of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Newington and Southington, died unexpectedly on Dec. 15, 2020, with his wife, Ann Targonski Brown by his side.
Clyde proudly served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and attended Oregon State University where he was awarded his BS in Electrical Engineering in 1960 and Masters in 1962. He then pursued his PHD at the University of Conn. He was employed for over 32 year at United Technologies Research Center as a Senior Research Scientist. He has a long list of publications and presented his theories at lectures around the country and was awarded 18 United States Patents for his research and development of the high-power laser.
Clyde was a committed member of the West Minister Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir for over 43 years.
Clyde enjoyed all sports, but particularly loved basketball, especially rooting on the local teams, he also enjoyed the game of soccer and was formerly a Soccer League Official. Clyde loved company and was an amazing dancer. He enjoyed many years of going out dancing with a special group of friends Grace and Lester; Irene and Stas; Hania and Wally, Christine and Teddy. He had a love for travel and traveled to many countries and especially loved cruising with his wife.
He was a proud father of his five children: Michael, Curtis, Sharon, Tim, and Chris whom he loved very much, he was especially proud of their educational achievements and their service to the community.
He was also loving step-father to Barbara, Stan and Mark, and adored his grandchildren and spoke of them constantly and looked forward to their visits.
Clyde is currently in the care of New Britain Memorial Funeral Home and services will on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at 12 p.m. at the New Britain Memorial Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave, New Britain with calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Britain Boys and Girls Scholarship Fund or the New Britain Rotary Club Scholarship Fund c/o New Britain Memorial Funeral Home. For additional information, please visit www.NewBritainSagarino.com .