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Kenneth C. Brownson

May 15, 2022


Kenneth C. Brownson of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully at home, Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Born in Hazleton, PA, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Mary Brownson. Kenneth was a 1963 graduate of Hazleton High School and worked in Hazleton at Farmer's Dairy. After graduation from The Rittner School of Floral Design, he worked at Smith's Floral Company on Broad Street.

Kenneth served 4 years in the US Navy as a Naval Hospital Corpsman and was attached to the First Marine Division during the Viet Nam War as a field corpsman for 13 months.

He moved to Delaware in the early 1970s – first in Bear, then in Old New Castle. Kenneth graduated with an Associate Degree from Delaware Technical & Community College in Nursing and practiced as a Registered Nurse for 30 years at the VA Hospital in Wilmington and Perry Point, St. Francis Hospital, Riverside Hospital, Delaware Psychiatric Center, and Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

He earned a BS in Education, MS in Management, MS in Psychology, MS in in Health Services, and Doctor of Education. He has had almost 40 articles published in professional healthcare journals and wrote a book, "College at Home for Nurses and All Healthcare Professionals."

Kenneth was on the Board of Directors and Vice President of Brandywine Counseling, Inc., on the advisory board of Inservice Training Institute, and on the editorial board of The Health Care Manager. He co-edited an issue of Hospital Materials Management Quarterly (November, 2000). A brick with his name was placed in the Diamond Walkway at the University of Delaware honoring his "commitment to excellence in the University's teaching, research, and service mission." (1996). He is listed in Who's Who in American Nursing, Who's Who Among Human Service Professionals, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare. He is a member of American Medical Technologists and American Association of University Professors.

He was the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Greenwich University in Hawaii for 10 years. Kenneth was a full time Associate Professor of Health at American Public University System in West Virginia. He also taught online courses at Lakeland College, Park University, Baker College, Franklin University, Grand Canyon University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Widener University.

Kenneth is survived by his longtime companion of 51 years, Raymond L. Harriman, III. married March 21, 2015; two sisters-in-law, Lynda Harriman and Janet Harriman and their children; cousin, Joseph Heavey, Illinois; and U.S. NAVY Corpsman Wayne Berry of Texas.

A Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 23, 2022 at 12pm at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, where visitation will begin at 11am.  Burial will be held at a later date.

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May 23, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Gebhart Funeral Homes
3401 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703

Funeral Service
May 23, 2022

12:00 PM
Gebhart Funeral Homes
3401 Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703

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