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William E. Brown

William E. Brown SchenectadyWilliam Bill E. Brown, 87, of Schenectady, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 23, 2014 at his Woodlawn home. Born in Baltimore, MD on November 6, 1926, he was the son of the late William E. and late Sarah (nee: Smith) Brown. He was a lifelong area resident who proudly served with the US Navy during WWII. Bill was employed with General Electric Co. until his retirement in 1986 and was a GE Quarter Century Club member. After his retirement, he enjoyed extensive travel with his family throughout the U.S. He told it like it was and stood by his word. He shared his talents as a manager of Schenectady's semi-pro baseball team in his free time. Mr. Brown was an avid hunter and fisherman, a true man's man, which fueled his loyalty as a member and past president of Empire Rod & Gun Club. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Caroline (nee: Ross) Brown; by his children, William E. (Susan) Brown, Keith (Miriam) Brown, and Kevin (Cristina) Brown; five grandchildren, Shalene, Leana (Marcus Williams), Alicia, Angelica and Alex Brown; great-granddaughter, Zoey; and his sister, Peggy Wilson. In addition to his parents, Bill is predeceased by siblings, Renata Johnson and Donald Brown. A visitation will take place on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Griswold Funeral Home, 1867 State St., Schenectady followed by a funeral service at 6 p.m. Entombment will take place privately at Memory Gardens Mausoleum. To express online condolences, please visit www.sb funeralhome.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2014
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