Donald H. "Brownie" Brown, age 94, of Pine City, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Wellsboro, Pa.
He was born in Liberty, Pa., December 24, 1919. In 1965, he moved to Pine City and constructed the home where he and his wife lived for the next 47 years. Together they enjoyed spending winters in Silver Springs, Fla., for 24 years.
The son of the late Henry and Claribel (Loudenslager) Brown.
Donald H. ‘Brownie’ Brown
Surviving is his wife of 72 years Bernadine (Butters) Brown, of Broad Acres, Wellsboro; daughters, Patricia Benson, of Pine City N.Y., and Diane (Gary) Kreger of Athens, Pa.; two grandchildren: Scott Kreger, of Columbus, Ohio and Pamela (Spencer) Gerow, of Corning, N.Y.; great-grandchildren: Amanda Grace Kreger, Lauren Ashley Gerow, along with 5 nephews.
He is predeceased by his brother Dean Brown; sister, Eleanor Knipe; and sister-in-law, Amber Shook.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, N.Y., Monday, April 28, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 1 p.m.
Graveside committal prayers will be shared in the Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, directly following with full military honors accorded in honor of personal sacrifice for our freedom.
Brownie worked for Streeter Associates, Inc. from 1941 to 1984, and retired as Vice President,
He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II from 1944 to 1946; was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 277 in Horseheads, N.Y., from 1941 to present; he was a faithful member of the Pine City Baptist Church; a member of Masonic Bloss Lodge F.&A. M. 350; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite 32 degree Valley of Williamsport, Pa.; VFW 1536, of Sayre, Pa.; and the American Legion Post 0443, of Elmira, N.Y.
Those wishing may make donations to the Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY 14871, or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
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