Anita Vogler Brown (1924-2011)


Anita Vogler Brown died suddenly on December 15, 2011. Born September 21, 1924 in Krakow, Poland, she was the beloved wife of the late Seymour Brown, mother of Michael R. Brown, daughter of the late Romana and Moritz Vogler and Morther in-law of Kimi Brown.

She fled Nazi occupied Europe for England and then the Dominican Republic and Cuba before coming to the United States and settling in the Bronx in 1941. She married Seymour Brown January 14, 1956 and moved to New Rochelle in 1961.

Anita was an avid sculptures mostly working in stone and participated in juried shows at Lincoln Center, SUNY Purchase and the New Rochelle Public Library amongst others. She also worked on a mural near the Mamaroneck train station. One of her sculptures is to be a centerpiece of the New Rochelle Holocaust Memorial.

She was active in the community serving on the Trinity Elementary School PTA, The New Rochelle Council on the Arts, The New Rochelle Clean City Committee and was Co-President of the New Rochelle League of Women Voters. She was also a member of The New Rochelle Art Association, The Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Hadassah Women’s Organization, and was active with the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion.

Funeral arrangements are to take place at the Riverside Memorial Chapel, 21 West Broad Street, Mt. Vernon, NY at 10am Sunday, December 18.

Donations may be made in her honor to The Anti-Defamation League ( or call 1-866-FUND-ADL (386-3235) and/or the Jewish National Fund (Phone: (888) JNF-0099).

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