Birth: Monday, February 16, 1953 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Strongsville, Ohio
Death: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 66
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Roxanne Brown of Strongsville, Ohio passed peacefully August 21, 2019 at the Hospice of Medina County, Medina, Ohio. Her beloved husband Doug Stitt was by her side. Born in Washington, D.C. February 16, 1953 to Robert L. Brown and Maria Leonardo Brown, she grew up in Hillcrest Heights, MD. She attended Holy Family grade school and graduated from La Reine High School in Suitland, MD. She also attended Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA.
Roxanne spent summers with her family at Tall Timbers, MD where she enjoyed fishing, crabbing, waterskiing and spending time with her friends, playing guitars, singing, dancing and enjoying bonfires on the beach. Roxanne worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington D.C. and for the Maryland Department of Health as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor.
Moving to Ohio in 1999, Roxanne began her life with Doug. They married on May 13, 2009. Together they enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. They were both avid music lovers, hosting and playing music trivia games online with a group of people who would become some of their closest friends.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Roxanne formed her own relief organization with those friends, who provided much needed assistance in the form of clothes, personal items and money, to a group of people who had lost nearly everything and were living in a camper in an abandoned Walmart Parking Lot in Mississippi, until they could return months later to New Orleans.
Roxanne is survived by her spouse, Doug Stitt, her sister Susan Masson-Strohmeyer, (Todd) Tall Timbers, MD , her brother Robert L. Brown, Jr., (Sarah) Hollywood, MD, two nieces Lauren Garrity and Caitlin Sparks, her nephew Stephen Masson, and her great niece Collette Sparks.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ASPCA.