Hugh Brown, the owner of Falls Church’s home improvement staple Brown’s Hardware, died shortly after midnight Monday morning. He was 92.

Brown suffered from natural medical complications throughout his last month of life. He spent 10 days of treatment in Virginia Hospital Center before being moved to the rehabilitation center in the Arlington-based retirement community, The Jefferson for another two week stint. Brown was then relocated into a hospice unit at The Jefferson where his condition worsened rapidly to a point that further treatment was no longer sufficient. Having no direct relatives, his medical power of attorney was given to the hardware store’s manager John Taylor, who was alerted of Brown’s death soon after midnight Monday morning.

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