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George E. "Gebber" Brown

Obituary Condolences

George E. "Gebber"
Brown
WHITESBORO
George E. "Gebber" Brown, 92, passed away April 24, 2014, at Masonic Care Community. He was born in New York Mills, NY, on October 30, 1921, the son of Alan and Lamira Smith Brown. Gebber graduated from Whitesboro High School. Mr. Brown proudly served with the US Army Air Force during World War II, where he was awarded the following medals: Air Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, American Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Purple Heart Medal. He married Beverly Ann Stephenson on June 24, 1965, in Mexico. Gebber was employed by Mullers Dairy, the Seafare Restaurant and Whitesboro Central School District, as a school bus driver, where he truly enjoyed the children, especially the kindergartners. Gebber was an avid bowler and fisherman. He was a member of Oriskany Lodge #799 F&AM, the American Legion Whitestown Post #1113 and the VFW. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Beverly; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Lauren (Garro) Brown, Whitesboro; two daughters, Candace Brown, Whitesboro, and Tamara (Brown) and Joseph Cox, FL; three stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia (Pehush) and Joe Zifchock, Deborah (Pehush) and Donald Hensel, and Michelle (Pehush) and Tony Myers; grandchildren, Melynda, Joseph, Jared, Natasha, Rebecca, Ava, Heather, Michael, Adrienne and Amanda; great-grandsons, Damion, Dominick and Hayden; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy (Brown) Rivecca; brother, Melvin; and infant sister, Mildred. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Masonic Care Community, especially the Buffalo Unit, and to the Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Second Floor staff for all of their care and concern given to Gebber and his family. Funeral service will be Monday, 1:00 p.m., at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main Street, Whitesboro. Calling hours are Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in Grand View Cemetery, Whitesboro. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at: www.dfwefh.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014
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