The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) will today, Thursday, April 18, 2012 open a book of condolence for fallen Liberian journalist Spence D. Browne, Sr. The book opens at the Union’s Headquarters on 44th Clay Street at 10 am.
The PUL in a release issued Wednesday, called on its membership and media practitioners to call in a sign the book in memory of one of their departed colleagues.
Mr. Browne worked with several newspapers including Monrovia Daily Times, Daily News and The Touch Light both as reporter and editor before he left mainstream journalism.
He served as Deputy Press Secretary to Chairman Gyude Bryant during the two-year transitional period that culminated into the country’s first post war democratic elections in 2005.
He passed away early this month. His remains will be removed from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Parlor on Friday, April 20, 2012 and taken to the Trinity Episcopal Church on Broad Street for one night of wake keeping running from 6PM to 9AM, the Browne Family have announced.
He will be interred on the next day at the Kaiser Memorial Lounge Cemetery in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.
Meanwhile, the Union also announces the death of veteran Liberian broadcaster Sherman Brown (no relations to Spencer). Funeral arrangement will be announced.