David A. Brown

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Brown, David A. COHOES David A. Brown, 69, of Santanoni Drive died peacefully Thursday, January 11, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Nyack, he was the son of Nell Perkins McGraw of Southbridge, Mass., and the late Robert Brown. He received his early education in Auburn, Mass., and received a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University. David had been employed for 20 years as plant manager for Sealed Air Corp. in Scotia, where he was very active in plant safety at the corporate level. He retired in 2012. He had also been employed at the former Bendix Corp for seven years. He was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force having served during the Vietnam War in Germany. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family, was an avid golfer, fisherman and Red Sox fan. Survivors in addition to his mother include his loving wife of 41 years, Maria Odio Brown; and his devoted children, Deborah Ann Smarro (Terry Jr.), Michelle Lee Foster (Richard) of Troy and Jamie Lynn Brown (Valerie) of Buffalo. He is the brother of Kenneth N. Brown of Virginia Beach, Va., and Cynthia Foskett of Dudley, Mass. He is the proud grandfather of Nathan, Lucas, Jonah, Ryan, Travis, Jackson and Kayden. Special thanks are extended to our dear friend Barbara La Marche; to David's aids, Wendy, Mary and Aiesha; and his nurses, Sandy and Emily. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., (Rte. 32), Waterford and at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Church in Troy. Interment with military honors will be in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, 641 S Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory, please visit: Brendesefuneralhome.com


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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 13, 2018
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