Former Urner Barry President Paul B. Brown Sr. died on Oct. 17, 2010.

Brown joined Urner Barry in 1962, becoming president of the company in 1986 and remaining in the position until his retirement in 1997. All in all, Brown served 42 years in the turkey industry, beginning at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Center where he quoted the poultry market. In the early 1960s he was appointed the head of the USDA's dairy and poultry market news office, which led to his meeting the partners of Urner Barry.


Brown is survived by his wife of 56 years, four children and 12 grandchildren.