Hunter Biddle Brown

November 23, 1924 - November 5, 2019
Hunter Biddle Brown

Hunter Biddle Brown, 94, of St. Clairsville, OH died Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Valley Hospice North, Steubenville, OH.

Hunter was born November 23, 1924 in Athens, OH a son of the late Hunter S. and Cathryn A. Biddle Brown.

He was a retired Central Office Repairman for Ohio Bell Telephone Company, a member of St. John United Church of Christ, American Legion Post # 159 and proudly served in the U.S. Army during WW II during the Battle of the Bulge.

In addition, he was a member of Ohio Bell Telephone Pioneers and enjoyed woodworking, community service and helping his friends and family with household repairs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in law, Michael A. Zambito; a granddaughter, Jennifer Zambito-Knaur and her unborn child.

Surviving are his wife Betty Ann Howell Brown of St. Clairsville; his children, Joyce Zambito of Wheeling, WV., Patricia (Jack) Ranttila of Chicago, IL., Roger (Vickie Wirth) Brown of Beals Island, ME and Amy (Matthew) Hiner of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; nine grandchildren, Christopher Zambito, Mark Zambito, Sarah McEachern, Timothy Ranttila, Annie Ranttila, Emily Hiner, Bennett Hiner, Madeline Hiner; 12 great-grandchildren; cousin, John Biddle of Athens, OH.

Friends will be received on Saturday from 1 pm until time of funeral service at 3:30 pm with Rev. Margie Carr officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by Belmont County Veterans Association at 3:45 pm at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialist 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH. Burial in Alexander Cemetery, Albany, OH will be held on Sunday at 11 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice by going to “TMCFunding.com”

Share your thoughts and memories of Biddle with his family at carechapel.com


Service

Saturday, November 9, 2019
3:30 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
740-695-0475

Burial

Sunday, November 10, 2019
11:00 AM

Alexander Cemetery - Directions

Albany, Ohio 45710

Visitation

Saturday, November 9, 2019
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
740-695-0475

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  • November 09, 2019
    Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Hunter Biddle Brown, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Hunter Biddle Brown, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


  • November 09, 2019
    Cindy Rizzardi says:
    Sending sincere condolences to the family from a fellow member of The Ohio Bell Telephone Co family /Pioneers of America. (Toledo, Oh). His obituary is beautiful. One of character and strength, love of life and family and commitment to his country. May he RIP in the arms of Christ. Most sincerely, Cindy Rizzardi (I married a Lafferty,Oh fellow in 1971, and most of our family except for a few in St. Clairsville are gone now, but we always read the passings of the area on Beck Funeral Home site.) Keeping You all in prayer.

  • November 11, 2019
    George Reed says:
    My deepest sympathy. From when I was young I remember Uncle Biddle really liked Chevrolets and he always had pair of scissors on his belt. I assume the scissors were something is did with his work at the phone company, but the thing that impressed me was he could cut a penny in half them. It's funny what sticks with you.