Kenneth A. Brown PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Kenneth A. Brown, 80, of Portsmouth, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, with family by his side. He was born in Hydeville, VT, on March 28, 1939, a son of the late Percy and Della (Zwicker) Brown. Raised in Hydeville, he graduated from Fair Haven High School with the Class of 1957. Ken graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with his bachelor’s degree and later, the University of New Hampshire and University of California with his first and second master’s degrees. Ken worked his entire career as a nuclear engineer: first, at the Boston Naval Shipyard and then, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He retired in 1994 after 33 years of service. He was a member of St. John’s Lodge #1 in Portsmouth. Ken was an avid gardener, and he also enjoyed hunting, traveling and tutoring local high school students in his favorite subject, math. Surviving family members include his beloved wife, Mary (Burt) Brown, to whom he was married 58 years; two daughters Sheri Brown, of Wells, ME, and Pamela Brown and husband Anthony Savastano, of Dartmouth, MA; granddaughter, Elysia Brown Savastano, also of Dartmouth; sisters Violet Lanthier, of Hydeville, VT, and June Sheehan, of Oneonta, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, James Brown. A visiting hour will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home - Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH. Services will immediately follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Camp Sentinel, 29 Sentinel Lodge Road, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Ken’s memorial website, sign his tribute wall, and/or for directions.