Kenneth Francis Brown II, 60, of Avoca, died Thursday after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He and his wife, Loretta Ellis Brown, would have celebrated their 35th anniversary on Jan. 14.
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Born in Scranton, son of the late Kenneth F. and Daisy Kimler Brown, he was a 1971 graduate of Pittston Area High School. He served in the Marine Corps and owned and operated Brown's Cleaning Service. Ken was a former member of the Avoca Ambulance and Avoca Fire Department.
Also surviving are children, Kenneth F. Fuller, Christine E. Thomas and husband, Seth; Kenneth F. Brown III and fiancé, Jacki Slater; Amy M. Brody and husband, James; Jennifer L. Brown Winburn, Damian M. Brown, Jonathan R. Brown and wife, Nichole; and Marybeth D. Brown; sister, Jean M. Brown; brothers-in-law, Robert and William Ellis; 18 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, by the Rev. Philip J. Sladicka, pastor. Marine Corps honors will follow.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Highway Federal Credit Union, c/o Christine E. Thomas, 1843 Route 315, Pittston, PA 18640.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.ferrifuneral home.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 30, 2012