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.