Niagara Gazette


October 2, 2012

Donald J. Brown

RANSOMVILLE — Donald J. Brown, age 75, of Ransomville NY, died on Friday, September 28, 2012 at his residence, under the loving care of his family. Don was born on January 7, 1937 in Niagara Falls, NY, the son of Edith (Shred) Brown Lemery of St. Catharines, Ontario and the late Eugene Brown.

A Korean and Vietnam War Veteran, he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954 and served his country honorably for the next 20 years. His specialty was in aircraft maintenance and he retired as a Master Sgt. in 1974 and settled in Ransomville with his wife, Lola A. (Mountain) Brown, whom he married on April 2, 1960. Don then worked at Pfeiffer Foods in its Maintenance Dept. for three years. In 1977, he went to work as a Millwright at Coated Abrasive Division of Carborundum Co. and retired from there in 1999. He was a member of American Legion O. Leo Curtiss Post # 830 in Ransomville, and the Air Force Sergeant Association. Don was a former member of the Masons F&AM. While stationed in Hawaii he was a Cub Master for the Boy Scouts of America for four years. Don enjoyed his family, woodworking, hunting and the outdoors.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Donald J. (Stacey) Brown, Jr. of Niagara Falls, NY; a daughter, Pamela (Todd) Serianni of Ransomville; his grandchildren, Donald DJ J. Brown III, Amanda, Ashley, and Nicholas Serianni, Jason Brown, Steven and Marc Guthrie, and Kristy (Percival) Moore; a great-granddaughter, Mirah; two brothers, Allen (Betty) Brown of Fairfield, CA and Richard (Rae) Brown of Westchester, VA; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY; two brothers-in-law, Hank Mountain and Chuck (Jeanne)  Mountain; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Keith Brown; a brother, Russell Brown; a sister, Ena Trusello; and his half-sister, Beverly Deering.

Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 6th at 11:00 AM in the funeral home, with the Rev. John Timmerman officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Church Rd., Town of Cambria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice.

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