John Michael Simon Brown "Mike" passed away in his home 6/15/22.
Mike was born to John & Simone Brown in Paris France in 1947. He spent his childhood in different European countries as his father was posted in the foreign service.
Mike was an athlete throughout his high school years & especially loved watching & playing basketball.
He met his wife Nancy during his time in the Air Force while stationed in Waikiki Hawaii. They were married for over 40 years until Nancy's passing in 2020. They built a life together based on mutual respect, love & laughter.
Mike was a graduate of Dartmouth College with MBA & degree in engineering. He worked for General Electric for over twenty years in the plastics division. Over the course of his career Mike made many lifelong friends from all corners of the globe, he especially enjoyed his time overseas in Japan & China.
After retiring to Lenox & Hawaii with Nancy he continued to keep busy with opportunities in China while working as a consultant. He loved experiencing different cultures and enjoyed traveling to exotic places in the Amazon, Africa, the Mediterranean & throughout Asia & Europe.
Mike always had a passion for learning & had many hobbies over his life- continuing his Chinese language studies, bicycling, photography, golf, scuba diving, drawing, - his mind was always moving. If there was a problem to be solved, he embraced the challenge & was never afraid to get his hands dirty.
He loved history, science fiction & could eat pasta for every meal. He was a kind & generous man & would lend anyone a hand, a tool, his truck, or advice without a second thought. He was strong & proud & loved his family above all else.
He is survived by his brother- John Brown of Washington DC , niece Michelle Brown of AZ. Loving daughter Kathryn, son in law & dear friend Derrick Schrag & his great joys- grandsons Elijah, Noah & Micah of Lenox.
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