James D. Brown, Scranton, died Dec. 3 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. His wife, the former Margaret Jackson, died June 19, 2010.
Born in Scranton, son of the late John and Helen Gallagher Brown, he attended Scranton schools and before retirement, he was employed by the Scranton School District. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, and a member of Holy Rosary Alumni Association.
He was a kind and generous man and was very supportive of his family.
Surviving are a son, Kevin, Scranton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marion Hart and Lucille Brown; two brothers, Jack Brown and Gerard Brown; and a niece, Helen Hart Guida.
The family would like to thank the four men who risked their lives to rescue Jimmie.
The funeral and interment were private. Arrangements, Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home.