In loving memory of Ted Brown

$95,530 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 722 people in 39 months
Tara Baker
on behalf of Erinn Roos-Brown
 BRISTOL, CT

On Sunday, January 24th, 2016 Ted Brown passed away from a sudden heart attack while in Australia covering the Australian Open for ESPN. Ted was only 36 years old. He is survived by his beloved wife Erinn, and their adorable 2-year-old son, Henry.

The outpouring of love and support for the Brown family through this tragic loss has been tremendous. It serves as testament to the impact that Ted had on so many lives. All donations raised from this page will go directly to Ted’s wife Erinn to help ease the burden of his loss and assist Erinn & Henry to live the life Ted always wanted for his family.

Thank you for your continued support of the Brown family.



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From Erinn:

I cannot say thank you enough to all of you for this gift that you have given Henry and I. I am stunned at the response, but also very proud of my husband. It is because of his wonderful personality that all of you care so much about us.


When Tara asked if I wanted to do this, I thought "sure, what could it hurt. A few hundred dollars will be helpful." Needless to say, this has far exceeded any expectation that I could ever have had and will benefit Henry and I tremendously in the years to come. I am heartbroken, but the outpouring of care I have felt from his friends and colleagues has been a small beacon of light in this very dark moment.


For those of you who would like and/or are able, services for Ted have been set. Visitation will be on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5-8pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon, CT. A service in Celebration of his life and work will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 1pm at the same location. We will be streaming the services as well for those that can't make it. I will post that information once it is final.


Obituary:
Theodore “Ted” David Brown, 36, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Erinn Roos-Brown, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 24, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital Melbourne, Australia, while on assignment with ESPN as an associate producer covering the Australian Open Tennis Tournament. Born in Lima, Ohio, son of Vaikai and Elaine (Blumenthal) Brown of Portage, MI, he was raised in Leroy, Ohio and Portage, Michigan. Ted was a talented concert violinist, singer, saxophonist and actor. He received his Associates Degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. His athleticism and love of sports drew him to broadcasting and he earned an additional degree from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. He began his career with ESPN in 2007 and served most recently as an associate producer. Ted enjoyed playing fantasy sports and was a member of several baseball and football leagues. Ted met his wife, Erinn Roos-Brown, in 2005 and they married in 2010. In 2013 they welcomed their son, Henry Theodore Brown. In addition Ted leaves a sister, Grace Brown, of Faribault, MN; and Erinn’s parents, Karen and Dennis Roos, of Vancouver, WA. Ted’s family will receive friends Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5-8 pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. A service in Celebration of his life and work will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 1 pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center in Avon. Contributions may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/InMemoryOfTedBrown. For directions or condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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There will be a tribute for Ted during ESPN's coverage of XGames on ESPN at 9pm ET tonight.

Continued thanks for all of the generosity, and please continue to spread the word.
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It has become increasingly clear that none of us quite understood the amazing impact Ted left on so many people. In order to allow everyone who wants to help The Brown Family through this trying time, I am increasing the goal amount.

I spent an hour or so with Erinn, her mom Bailey, & Ted's sister Grace tonight. Everyone is absolutely overwhelmed with gratitude for the unending support.

Erinn wanted me to express her heartfelt gratitude for the unbelievable generosity. She is so touched by the presence the love of her life left behind.

I hope to have her write something personally for the next update, if she feels ready to share. My words cannot express just how phenomenal the response has been.
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Hina Holstein Heggem
39 months ago

So sorry for your loss and praying for comfort for you and little Henry. Ted was fun to converse with and was always quick to talk about the family he loved and show pictures of Henry. God Bless you and keep you.

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Todd d'Amour
17 months ago

My heart is hurting. Ted was one of the kindest, most gentle souls I have ever encountered. My heart goes out to you, Erinn and to Henry and to Ted's sister Grace. Much love to you.

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Cynthia Copeland
35 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you as you move forward. Sending you love and light.

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Hina Holstein Heggem
39 months ago

So sorry for your loss and praying for comfort for you and little Henry. Ted was fun to converse with and was always quick to talk about the family he loved and show pictures of Henry. God Bless you and keep you.

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