Roy Hershel Brown
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1924 - 2014
Dr. Roy Hershel Brown of Huntington, NY passed away on January 30, 2014 at the age of 89, after a four-month struggle with lymphoma.

Dr. Brown was born in Cayo Mambi, Cuba on August 2, 1924, and was raised in Jamaica, West Indies. Roy came to the United States to attend Fordham University, majoring in pre-med. He attended medical school in Zurich, Switzerland, where he met his wife Lilly. Dr. and Mrs. Brown celebrated 61 years of marriage on January 29, 2014.

In 1961, Dr. Brown moved his young family to Huntington, Long Island, after taking a position as an emergency room physician at Huntington Hospital. Dr. Brown is fondly remembered for delivering countless babies and caringly treating numerous patients for a wide range of ailments. Dr. Brown also established a family practice on Depot Road in Huntington, where he generously treated members of the community without regard to their ability to pay.

Dr. Brown completed a fellowship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University's Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1968, and was one of the first board certified physiatrists.

Dr. Brown went on to become the first Director of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Trump Pavilion for Nursing and Rehabilitation at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Brown touched the lives of tens of thousands of patients during his 58-year medical career.

Roy was an active member of his community, who enjoyed chess, reading, meditation, Qi Gong and travel. His travels included China, Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, Peru, Europe, the Middle East and, most recently, Egypt and the Grand Canyon.

Roy lived a full life. He was known as a young 89, vibrant and active to the end. In his later years, Roy began a new career path within medicine, where he quickly became highly respected by his colleagues for his depth of knowledge and wisdom. He made countless friends throughout his life, and continued to work actively until his hospitalization.

Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Monday, February 3rd at M. A. Connell Funeral Home located at 934 New York Avenue, Huntington Station. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 4th at 9:45 am at the Church of Saint Patrick in Huntington with interment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

Dr. Brown is survived by his wife Lilly, his five children Geraldine, Laurence, Christopher, Anthony and Andrew; and ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntington Manor Firehouse, 1650 New York Avenue, Huntington Station in memory of Dr. Roy H. Brown for the sacrifices and selfless service that they provided to our family during our time of need, and that they continue to provide daily to the community at large.

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January 27, 2021
My Dad's grave.
Dear Dad,

I know that you are still near because I feel your guiding presence every moment. I carry you not only in my heart but also in my wallet and taped onto the corner of my computer monitor. Whenever I find myself confronting seemingly insurmountable challenges I either pull you out of my wallet, gaze at you from my office chair or simply bring you to presence in contemplation and prayer. You will never fade from my life and as long as my life goes on so will yours.
your loving son,

Christopher Brown
February 17, 2015
Mis condolencias y psame por ese gran hijo de mi pueblo que se nos ha ido,descanse en paz.AFRO-CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY OF CAYO MAMB.
vctor lores
February 17, 2015
Mis condolencias y psame por ese gran hijo de mi pueblo que se nos ha ido,descanse en paz.AFRO-CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY OF CAYO MAMB.
vctor lores
January 21, 2015
So sorry to hear this as I just tried to call. My prayers for the family.
Marilyn Hamilton
March 1, 2014
February 22, 2014
My heart felt condolences go out to the family of my dear friend, Gera. May your sadness be transformed by the living presence of Roy each and every day of your lives.
maria mikhailas
February 22, 2014
You will be with me until I die and when I do I hope you are there to guide me into the light! Love you dad. Your loving daughter,
Geraldine I. Brown
February 3, 2014
Gera, and the entire Brown family, my deepest condolences on your loss of your dad and husband. It has been a very long time since the days at St. Pats or HHS, but even after all that time you never forget the people you grow up with. May he rest in peace. Chris Thompson
February 3, 2014
To Lily and all the Brown Children. Bill and I loved having you all as neighbors.
Your husband and Dad was an amazing man.
He was one of a kind and will be missed.

Nancy Matthews
Nancy Matthews
February 3, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. May you draw close to God through prayer during this difficult time. Psalms 55 : 22
Sharon B
February 3, 2014
My condolences to the family, and especially to my Huntington High '72 classmate, Gera. I didn't know your parents, which is certainly my loss, but what remarkable parents you were blessed with! While you must miss them terribly, at least their deep values and goodness lives on in all of you. Wishing you all peace amidst your sorrow.
Sue Steinacher
February 3, 2014
To the family and friends please accept my sincere condolences. "For all things I have the strength by virtue of him who imparts power to me. Philippians 4 verse 13
ludella_ CNA
February 2, 2014
I am so very sorry. I truly enjoyed knowing Dr. Brown and babysitting for his family. Love, Margaret McKibbin Ackerman
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