James Clayton Brown (1949 - 2012)

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FALCONER – James C. Brown, 62, of 23 E. James St., passed away Tuesday (June 5, 2012), in Heritage Park Rehab & Skilled Nursing, Jamestown, following a long battle with lung disease.
He was born Oct. 10, 1949, in Jamestown, the son of the late Clayton L. and Virginia C. (Wiltsie) Brown.
Brown was a 1968 graduate of Randolph Central School. He served in the United States Army for 18 years with duties in Germany, South Korea and several stateside posts. He was medically and honorably discharged in 1987.
He was Past Commander and Life Member of the Randolph American Legion Post 181 and Past Vice Commander of the Cattaraugus County American Legion. He was also a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 865 in Jamestown.
Prior to his illness, he had worked several jobs in the area, including S.T.E.L. and The Resource Center in Jamestown; Warren General Hospital, Warren, Pa.; Beacon Light Behavioral Health, Bradford, Pa.; and in earlier years, he had worked for American Linen, Niagara Scenic Bus Lines and Metallic Ladder Company in Randolph.
Surviving are his father, Rodney Brown of Randolph; his companion, Sue Babcock, with whom he made his home; a daughter, Dawn Carr of Pittsfield, Pa.; two sons, David and Patrick Brown, both of Randolph; five grandchildren, Brendon and Taylor Carr of Pittsfield, Pa., Dylan and Courtney Brown of Randolph, and Alyssa Kramer of Randolph.
He is also survived by four brothers, Craig (Susan) Brown of Gowanda, Gary C. (Jodi) Brown of Randolph, Greg (Kathy) Brown of Springville and Jeff (Emma) Brown of Kennedy; a sister, Suzanne (Tom) Suhr of Webster; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday (June 8, 2012), from 4-7 p.m., in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph, N.Y., from where funeral services will be held on Saturday (June 9, 2012), at 11 a.m. John Congdon, Deacon of the First Baptist Church in Randolph, will officiate.
Inurnment will be in the Randolph Cemetery. Members of the Randolph American Legion will conduct full Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 24 W. Fairmont Ave., Lakewood, N.Y. 14750.
To leave a condolence, log onto www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Salamanca Press from June 7 to July 6, 2012
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