He had prepared for Princeton at the Gilman School, where he acquired an avid interest in lacrosse, which was to remain throughout his life. Named an All-Maryland lacrosse player on Gilman’s 1950 undefeated team, and a member of Princeton’s 1953 national championship team, he captained the freshman and senior varsity and continued thereafter to attend games frequently at Gilman, Princeton, and Boys’ Latin School.
At Princeton, Charlie majored in biology and was a member of Ivy Club. He became a physician recognized for his knowledge of gynecological pathology after training at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. After four years at the Emory University Medical School, he returned to Baltimore and practiced at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and at Union Memorial Hospital.
He enjoyed trips to New York City for lunches with friends and former classmates followed by a variety of Broadway shows, museum visits, and an occasional opera. He also enjoyed Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts and Center Stage presentations.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jane; son Peter Dawson Brown; daughter Dr. Coady Brown Schueler; and three grandchildren, Dawson Pruett Brown, Coady Garland Brown, and Ketch Stephen Schueler.