Philip Martin Brown, 60, of Redding, died March 24 in Norwalk Hospital.

Born Sept. 15, 1950, in Philadelphia, Pa., he had been a Redding resident the past seven years. He was a former teacher in Glastonbury and school administrator in Southbury, North Haven, Eastchester, N.Y., and Cos Cob. He was a 1972 graduate of the University of Maryland and received a master's degree from the University of Hartford. He also did post-graduate work toward a PhD at the University of Connecticut. He was a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and a former member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

He was also a collector of antiques and an amateur artist.

Survivors include his life partner, Rex Jones of Redding; two sons, Christopher S. Brown and his wife Jennifer of Middletown and Adam K. Brown and his wife Tiffany of Bronx, N.Y., his mother, Lena I. Aleksandrowicz of Sandwich, Mass.; a sister, Carol Miller of Pensacola, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. April 16 in the Southport Congregational Church, 524 Pequot Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders, Temple Medical Building, 60 Temple Street, 8th Floor, New Haven, CT 06150.