Thomas J. (Knute) Brown, 75, formerly of Dunmore, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late John and Janet Dzwileski Brown and he was a former member of St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre.
He was a graduate of Meyers High School and he served with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Prior to retirement he was employed as a warehouseman, an over-the-road trucker and union organizer. As union organizer for the AFL-CIO he was instrumental in organizing the Park Rangers at Smokey Mountains National Park and Mammoth Caves.
Tom was a member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles, he operated a homeless shelter, tended bar, volunteered as a fireman, served as social director at Pocono Resorts and he was an avid Notre Dame fan.
Surviving are his three sons, John Brown and Sean Brown, both of Louisville, Ky.; and Joseph Brown, Sheatown; a stepdaughter, Rachel Kaminski, Nanticoke; grandchildren, Taylor, Erin and Reilly Brown; brothers, John (Jay) and Donald Brown; sisters, Alice Saunders, Janett Gilman, Cathy Brown and MaryAnn Cox; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Brown, and a sister, Noreen Bellino.
There will be no public calling hours. A memorial service will be planned at a later date in Kentucky.
Arrangements are by Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.mazurfuneralhome.com.
Frank T Mazur Funeral Home Inc
601 Dundaff St
Dickson City, PA 18519
Published in Citizens' Voice on May 23, 2014