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Gary E. Brown

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Brown, Gary E. "Brownie", "Gator"

Fairport: September 7, 2013. Gary Brown, 55, after a four year journey with Multiple System Atrophy. Survived by his adoring wife Mary, loving sons, Max, Mackenzie and Michael, his mother Joan Soper, brother Mike (Kim), sister Marcy, in laws Rita and Dan Clark, brothers in law, Irv (Julie) and Dave Karwick, sister in law Lori (Ed) Cosgrove, Aunt Peg Manske, cousin Molly Kundin, Aunt Sandy (Art) Jackson, the Huber family, his coach and mentor, Don (Pat) Santini, The Bay of Piglets, his confidant, Fr. Peter Clifford, numerous nieces and nephews, and innumerable friends throughout Fairport, Canandaigua, RG&E and all of Rochester. Predeceased by his father, Dick Brown, his sidekick, Beamer Hughes and his "adopted" parents, Anne & Joe Huber.

Fun followed Brownie naturally and he generously shared that fun with everyone he came in contact with. His charismatic personality drew people to him and he forever treated each of those people as his best friend. His passion for life made him an icon to many and his courage, humor and grace in battling his disease made him a hero and a legend to all. Thanks, Gary, for always being there for each and every one of us. You were truly one of a kind!

Special thanks to his doctors, Daniel Mendelson and Annie Walpole, and to his fellow Piglet, John Kircher.

Gary leaves his eternal love to his wife, best friend and nurse to the end, Mary.

Once a Raider, always a Raider.

Calling hours, Wednesday 3-7 and Thursday 3-7 at the Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home (Egypt location), 7501 Pittsford Palmyra Road, Fairport. Funeral Mass, Friday 11 AM at St. John of Rochester Church (gymnasium).

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Fairport Football Alumni Association, c/o Don Santini, 90 Potter Place, Fairport, NY 14450 or The Beamer Hughes Foundation, 353 Widgedon Landing, Hilton, NY 14468.


Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Sept. 10 to Sept. 11, 2013
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