Samuel J. Brown Jr.; An Artist And Teacher October 26, 1994|by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
(Page 3 of 5)In an April 1986 interview with Inquirer reporter Gerald B. Jordan, Brown reflected that many of his students did well as artists and, in the post modern civil rights era, made more money than he did.
But he noted, "All of them are doing well, if you use the yardstick of money. They're all doing better than I am, but I'll bet you they're not getting more pleasure out of life than I am."
Brown was still turning out art and sculpture until his health failed about a year ago. He had a stroke last March.
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Survivors also include a daughter-in-law, Charlie Mae Brown, and two grandchildren, Tamara and Samuel Joseph.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reeve Memorial Presbyterian Church, 50th and Aspen streets, where friends may call after 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Eden Cemetery, Springfield Road, Collingdale, Delaware County.
Phyllis Matthews, an employee of Southwark Manufacuring Co., died Saturday of natural causes. She was 31 and lived in South Philadelphia.
Matthews had worked as a machine operator at Southwark for nearly five years. She was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School.
"Phyllis always had a smile, a kind word and a stream of small children behind her," said a family member, who added that she usually greeted someone with "Hi girlfriend."
She was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church.
Suvrivors include a son, Akeem Matthews; her mother, Regina Matthews; her father, William Johnson, and three sisters, Marie Matthews, Lillian Johnson and Wendy Johnson.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Lydia Pelzer-Kirkland Funeral Home, 1901 Federal St., where friends may call two hours before the services. Burial will be private.
JOHN L. DELANEY
Services were to be held this morning for John L. Delaney, a retired Navy chief and civilian federal employee, who died Thursday. He was 82 and lived in Northeast Philadelphia.
Delaney began his Navy career in 1933 when he served aboard the old four- stack destroyers and cruisers. During the invasion of North Africa, Delaney was serving aboard the attack transport USS John Penn at Casablanca.
In 1943, he was aboard the same ship in the Pacific when it was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. Delaney went over the side in a life jacket and was picked up a half-hour later by another U.S. ship