Leslie F. Brown
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POUGHKEEPSIE - Leslie F. Brown, 75 of Poughkeepsie, died suddenly at his residence on Monday, November 18, 2013. Born in Cornwall,NY on December 5, 1937, he was the son of the late Leslie W. Brown and Gertrude Ferguson Brown who resides in Hershey,PA. Les attended Dutchess Community College and was a graduate of Morris Harvey College in Charleston,WVa, Class of 1964. He served his country in the mid 1950's with the National Guard and began his career with IBM as a buyer and later with IBM Security. He later worked for General Electric, Laborer's International Union Local # 1000 and Institute of Ecosystem Studies at Cary Arboretum. Mr. Brown was Hazmat certified and certified in traffic control.
Les was a member of B.P.O.E in Englewood,FL and enjoyed his vacation homes in the Adirondacks and Florida. He also enjoyed fishing on Cape Cod.
Les was the devoted son of Gertrude Brown of Hershey,PA; dear nephew of Carolina Connolly of Hershey,PA; and the loving companion for the last 43 years of Susan Langford of Millbrook. He is also survived by several cousins.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 24 from 5-8 pm at Parmele, Auchmoody & Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 25 at 1 pm from St. James Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park. Father Chuck Kramer will preside.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor,NY.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the
, 301 Manchester Rd., Poughkeepsie,NY 12603
For online condolences and directions, please visit www.HudsonValleyFuneralHomes.com
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2013