Carlton L. Brown II of Raritan Township, formerly of Montclair, died on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 89.

Born in 1932 in Montclair, Mr. Brown was the son of the late William and Florence (Jones) Brown. He graduated from Montclair High School, then attended St. Peter’s College, followed by Seton Hall University, the University of Innsbruck in Austria, the University of Oklahoma and Columbia University. 

He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. 

Mr. Brown worked as an audiologist at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, in private practice and for the state of New Jersey at the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf in Ewing.  

In addition to being a devoted husband to his best friend, the late Nancy Davenport Brown, he was a loving father and grandfather. He was an avid reader, student and teacher, and loved spending time in the kitchen preparing a gourmet meal for family and friends. 

He spoke five languages fluently: English, German, French, Italian and Latin, as well as American Sign Language.  

Mr. Brown is survived by his two sons, Carlton L. Brown III (Nancy) of Frenchtown and William Brown of Talent, Oregon; his grandson, Logan; his granddaughter, Lydia; his twin brothers, Wellington and Ellington, and his sister, Karen.  

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by his sister, Jacqueline, and three brothers, Gilray, Edsel and Ronald. 

Burial was private. A public memorial service is being planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, PO Box 535, Trenton, NJ 08625.

Arrangements were by the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington.