Marvet Brown

Marvet J. Brown

Tuesday, August 2, 1960 - Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Marvet J. Brown, 59, of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 of pneumonia after contracting CoVid-19 at Columbus Hospital LTACH in Newark, NJ

Born on August 2, 1960 he was the son of the late Marvet and Lillian (Herbet) Brown. Mr. Brown was a graduate of Dover High School class of 1978 and was a member of the wrestling and football teams. In 1983, he graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from SUNY Institute of Technology. After graduation, Marvet worked for General Dynamics in Texas, Bedford Correctional Facility and Division for Youth in Wingdale, NY and Verizon in Poughkeepsie, NY; until his disabling illness in 2002.

Marvet was a lifetime member of the American Motorcycle Association and an avid motorcycle racer. In his younger days he rode in sanctioned events including the Baja 1000. He pursued a wrestling career long after high school and was involved with the “Empire State Games.” He also helped found the “Friends of Hudson Valley Wrestling.” Most recently he was involved with design and racing RC race cars.

He is survived by his stepchildren; Billie Marie Tanney and her husband, Joshua, and their two children of Ancramdale, NY, Mojha MacDowell her husband, Dean, and their son of Red Hook, NY and Richard Johnson of Amenia, NY.

Graveside services and burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the South Dover Rural Cemetery, Route 55, Wingdale, NY with Pastor Anthony Bacino officiating. To send the family an online condolence, please visit
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 20, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:00am
    South Dover Rural Cemetery
    Route 55
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    Rev. Anthony Bacino
  • Interment

    South Dover Rural Cemetery
    Route 55
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Suzanne Schulte

Posted at 03:50pm
Forever in my heart, always on my mind. Looking forward to our reunion. It will just take a little longer now. Happy that you are finally out of pain and can rest comfortably.

Lynn Stoebe

Posted at 07:03am
I have known this gentle bear since I was 15 and he was 13 and a friend of my brother Walter. They wrestled together in Dover and I would watch their matches. He was in and out of our home, became another brother/son to the house. My Mom loved him too. She always asked after him right up until her passing. As for me and Marvet,this man was my best friend through some of the ugliest and roughest times of my life. He was always a shoulder, a good friend, a brother. We had so much fun together. I will miss him with every fiber in my being. There is a void in my life and a hole in my heart that can never heal. My prayers are with his family, they lost a wonderful man.

Kevin Winship & Ria Malloy, Anthony Palumbo & Robi

Posted at 10:42am
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Posted at 04:11pm
Marvet was our friend for many years. He attended family events, was generous, funny and kind, often donating goods and services to the charities I worked for. There were lawn bbq's and holiday conversations, and we included him in many things we all enjoyed. He was a sensitive man, very smart, creative, extending good will, ambitious and driven to be rid of his wheelchair. His personality was...and is...literally bigger than life, and he earned the respect and admiration of many. He will be sorely missed. Into God's Hands, but always in our hearts. - C. Carlson with family and friends


Suzanne Schulte

Posted at 10:17pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Marvet for many decades, and he has always been a wonderful person. He was the type of friend that you could go years without seeing, and pick up right you left off as if no time had passed. he was an exceptional athlete in college, between wrestling for The Empire State Games and playing lacrosse for Utica college. We attended many Alpha Phi Delta events together, and he was very involved with his fraternity brothers. After he became disabled, his interest in coaching when he could no longer participate in sports, kept him going. He was very independent despite being in a chair and took pride in his accomplishments as a father.

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