Harry Brownlee, age 81, passed away on March 14, 2016 in New York City. Born in Charlotte, NC, Harry attended Davidson College and moved to New York City to attend Columbia Medical School, graduating in 1960.
He interned at St. Vincent’s, served two years in the Army as a Captain and did his residency at Roosevelt Hospital. He left there as Director of Outpatient Psychiatry.
He went on to co-found and preside over Brownlee Dolan Stein Associates, a pioneer of employee assistance programs in the late 1970s. He volunteered with various agencies to coach first time job interviewees and assist refugees in using English conversational skills.
He is survived by Marvin Koenig, his husband of 23 years, his two sisters Sarah Bryant and Fran Parker of Charlotte, NC, his nephews James Bryant of Linville, NC, Frank Bryant of Charlotte, NC, Rick Brownlee of Savannah, GA, Frank Brownlee of Kinston, NC and nieces Anne Glover of Palo Alto, CA, Karen Ham of Greenville, NC and their families.
He will be remembered by all who knew and loved him as a wise, humorous, thoughtful, and generous soul, a mentor.
Published in The New York Times on Mar. 17, 2016