Biography Celsus John Brown

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Biography Celsus John Brown

Submitted: January 11, 2018

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Celsus John Brown

Brother Celsus John Brown, FSC aka Brother C. John, FSC aka Brother John, "Bear":

Birth: Nov. 25, 1913

Palmer, Hampden Count, Massachusetts, USA

Death: May 5, 2012

Lincroft, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

Legal name was David John Brown, Jr. He was subordinated to the Brothers of the Christian Schools District of Eastern North America (DENA) when he died 5 May 2012 at La Salle Hall, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738-1608 USA. Brown was inhumed after a so-called "Mass of Christian Burial".

VITA:

Entered the Barrytown Novitiate 1 September 1931;

Received the Religious Habit and Name, "Brother Celsus John, FSC" 7 December 1931;

LaSALLIAN DEPLOYMENTS:

Allegedly Manhattan College class of 1937;

1935-1938: Providence, Rhode Island, La Salle Academy, teacher;

Pronounced his Perpetual (Motion) Vows in Barrytown, New York 1938;

Declaring a religious disability, he avoided WW2 thanks to his 4-D deferment;

1938-1946: Waltham, Massachusetts St. Mary's School, teacher;

1946-1947: De La Salle Institute, 160-162 West 74th Street, New York, New York 10023 (defunct), teacher;

1947-1955: La Salle Institute, 174 Williams Road, Troy, New York 12180 teacher;

1955-1957: Providence, Rhode Island, La Salle Academy, teacher;

1957-1962: Detroit, Michigan, St. Joseph's, teacher;

1962-1971: Bronx, New York, Manhattan Prep, teacher. This is where students unfondly dubbed him "Bear";

1971-1972: La Salle Institute, 174 Williams Road, Troy, New York 12180 teacher;

1972-1984: La Salle Institute, 174 Williams Road, Troy, New York 12180 vice principal;

On 23 November 1985 the LaSalle Institute honored Br. John and Br. Basil Joseph Dzikas (1917-2003) for youth service

(Schenectady Gazette 9 November 1985 page 12);

1984-2003: La Salle Institute, 174 Williams Road, Troy, New York 12180 teacher;

2003-2012: Lincroft, New Jersey, De La Salle Hall, retired.

He enjoyed belittling and physically assaulting students in the manner common for Catholic educators at that time. Brown was part of the so-called Bastinado Brotherhood (term coined by Class of 1967 Manhattan Prep alumnus R.C.) along with Sebastian J. Cacaci aka Sebastian Cacaci "Sebbie"/"Sebby" (1920-1968) and Brother George Rudolph Berrian/George R. Berrian/Brother George Berrian, FSC "The Dome" (1925-2016).

No known children.

Inscription:

CELSUS JOHN BROWN F.S.C.

1913 - 2012

Burial:

Saint Gabriels Cemetery, Marlboro, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA


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