Joshua D. Brown, 40, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Westmoreland County, died in a tragic motor vehicle accident Saturday, May 7, 2016. He was born Jan. 20, 1976, in Great Lakes, Ill. Joshua graduated from Franklin Regional High School in 1994, attended the University of New Mexico and enlisted in the Navy in 1997. Joshua became a master EOD technician and due to his determination and dedication, he achieved his aspirations to be part of the Navy SEAL teams. He dedicated 11 years to the Navy and was an honored member of the elite Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG). After his discharge, he worked for Tactical Electronics and then created his own successful technology company, Nexu Innovations Inc. Joshua is survived by his parents, Warren and Sueanne Brown, of Stow, Ohio; his sister, Amanda Lee (Jeremy Lee); six nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His second family in the Navy now have the watch.
A celebration of his incredible life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Silver Lake Country Club, 1325 Graham Road, Silver Lake, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations be made to Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness at https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E160995&id=91