James M. Brown
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AGE: 75 • Newark
James M. Brown, age 75, of Newark, DE died in his bed Sunday morning, April 27, 2014. He was born August 2, 1938 in Manhattan, New York City to the late Catherine and James Brown and was raised in the Bronx. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY in 1956 and from Fordham University, Bronx in 1960. He began a long and illustrative career as a civil servant with the Social Security Administration in Baltimore, MD. He served many years as a SSA press officer and was the government spokesperson during the AIDS crisis. In his White House office, President Regan personally presented Jim a cash award for his efforts with the media regarding AIDS and US Public Health Services issues.
Jim shared a home with E.E. Wilson in Laurel, MD from 1965. They moved to Newark, DE in 1995. He remembered his long productive Federal career with great satisfaction.
A family memorial will be held in Manhatten in July. At Jim's request, he was cremated.
R.T. Foard and Jones
Funeral Directors &
A Life Celebration® Home
R.T. Foard & Jones, inc.
122 West Main Street Newark, DE 19711
Published in The News Journal on May 6, 2014