Rubber and Plastics News staff report
Cuyahoga Falls -- David Brown, 69, one of the founders of Eagle Elastomer Inc., died 24 April at a hospice.
The cause of death was cancer, the company said.
Brown had been executive vice president of sales for the producer of fluoroelastomer compounds, extrusions and sheet products until he retired.
Born in Fulton, Kentucky, he spent most of his life in Akron. He was one of the principals who started up the company in 1983 in Stow, Ohio, which focused on extruded and calendered fluoroelastomer products. The product line later was expanded and company built a facility in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Brown served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1961 to 1965. He was a member of Barberton, Ohio, Moose #759, enjoyed fishing and was a great sports enthusiast, the company said.
He is by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Sheryl Nawahine and Felicia Keller; stepchildren John Potter, Stephanie Despot-Cook and Lisa Paxson; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his twin brother, Donald.
Calling hours are on April 27 and 28 at the Campfield-Hickman-Collier Funeral Home in Barberton.
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Rubber and Plastics News (a Crain publication)