Mercer County native had sisters living here
MIFFLINTOWN, Pa. -- Gerald F. Brown,
Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Mercer County and Mifflintown, expired at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001, in the family home in Mifflintown. He was 86.
Mr. Brown was born Jan. 6, 1915, a son of the late William E. and Christina Jennings Brown of Mercer County.
After 40 years of owning and operating Brownie's Restaurant & Tavern in Mifflin, he retired and bought a home in Winter Haven.
Before he retired, Mr. Brown was active in forming a committee and served as president of the organization to build a Catholic church in Mifflintown, the present St. Jude Church. Now the church has a new building fund committee to accommodate the large attendance.
Mr. Brown belonged to the Knights of Columbus in Mifflintown for the past 50 years. He also had a life membership in Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1637 in Mercer.
Mr. Brown was an avid golfer and a great fan of Notre Dame sports.
Surviving are: six children, Gerald F. Brown Jr., Mifflintown; Patricia Spier Ammer, Daniel C. Brown and Thomas M. Brown, all of the Denver area; Linda L. Epley, Carlisle, Pa.; and Christina Phipps of the family home in Mifflintown; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Karr, Sharpsville; and K. Louise Staunch, Hermitage.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John W. Brown of Newport Beach, Calif.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (6-20-01) in St. Jude Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Lawrence Coakley and the Rev. John Rocco as concelebrants. Burial was in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 19 Jefferson Avenue, Sharon 16146; or to the Building Fund of St. Jude Church, Box 187, Mifflintown, Pa. 17059.
Herald, Sharon, PA, June 2001
by Patrick J. Hurley