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Retired Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) President Tim Brown passed away April 10 at the age of 73.

The Cleveland native joined the MM&P in 1965. He worked his way up the ladder becoming a master in 1983 on the SeaLand Consumer. He was elected president of his union in 1991 and served six terms before retiring January 1, 2013. He received the Admiral of the Ocean Seas (AOTOS) Award in 2002.

Captain Brown was a regular at MTD conventions and executive board meetings during his tenure as the head of the MM&P.

“Tim worked hard for his members,” recalled MTD President Michael Sacco. “We will miss his leadership and friendship.”