John Brown

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Brown, John (Dick)

John R. Brown, A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed peacefully at home on Sunday, April 9th after a long illness.

Dick was born to John and Loretta Brown on February 21, 1939 in Buffalo, New York. Upon graduation from high school, he served in the United States Navy. After he was honorably discharged, Dick attended the University of Buffalo.

He married Karen Foulon, also of Buffalo, on June 18, 1960. They were married for 56 happy years.

Dick was preceded in death by his father, mother and sister, Alice.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; his son, Richard (Bernadette) of Colorado; daughter Maureen Birdsell (Brian) of Singapore; six grandchildren: Victoria, Stephanie and Nicholas Brown and Megan, Abigail and Ian Birdsell and three great-grandchildren; Vito, Stella and Tamatasi. He will be missed by his four sisters-in-law whom always considered him a beloved "Brother".

A heartfelt thank you to the nurses and support staff of Onpointe Hospice, extended family and friends for all of their loving care and assistance.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (IPF); 230 East Ohio St. Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

Dick was a New Mexico resident for 54 years.

A celebration of his life will be announced at a future date.

To view information or leave a condolence

Please visit

Daniels Family Funeral Services

7601 Wyoming Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109


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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 16, 2017
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