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Walter W., Jr. of New Milford, born June 27, 1927 in Jersey City and died July 14, 2014 in Paramus.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Claire A. Browning, Sr. and by daughter Claire A. Browning Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona; son Peter Browning of Westwood; son John Browning of Rockwall, Texas; daughter Kathleen Browning of North Haledon; son-in-law Matthew Dvorak of North Haledon; daughter-in-law Lisa Browning of Rockwall, Texas; grandchildren Patrick Eichen of Peoria, Arizona, Catherine Dvorak and Thomas Dvorak of North Haledon; sister Doris Browning Di Corcia, brother Dennis "Buddy" Browning; and sister Joan Browning Gladstone. He was preceded in death by his two sons, Walter W. Browning III and Michael Browning.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served honorably in World War II, and a 1952 graduate of Rutgers College of Pharmacy. A registered pharmacist and licensed audiologist, Mr. Browning was the owner of Browning Pharmacy and Valley Hearing Service in Bergenfield for many years. He was a past president of the Bergen County Pharmaceutical Society, and a timeless community leader who taught at the New Jersey and New York State Police Academies, the Bergen County Police Academy, and was a consultant to both the Bergen County Narcotics Task Force and the DEA.
Visitation will be held at Volk Leber Funeral Home at 268 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell on July 18, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, with a funeral mass at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Oradell at 10 AM on July 19, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Stem Cell Research Endowment Fund, c/o Community Blood Services, 102 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, New Jersey, 07645.
Volk Leber Funeral Home
268 Kinderkamack Road Oradell, NJ 07649
Published in The Record on July 17, 2014