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James J. Brown

January 12, 1947 - August 7, 2015

Burial Date August 7, 2015

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James J. Brown, age 68, a proud lifelong resident of, as he put it, “the next capital of Pennsylvania”, the Spike Island section of Moosic, passed away Friday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia McGarrity Brown. Wed on September 21, 1968, the couple celebrated 46 years of marriage.
Born on January 12, 1947, son of the late George and Frances Hart Brown, James graduated from the former Taylor-Moosic High School, Class of 1964, before earning his degree in 1967 from Johnson Technical School. He would retire as an inspector for RCA Electronics after 30 years of service with the company. Upon retirement, he drove for both Lackawanna County’s Coordinated Transportation and PNC Bank. A faithful member of the Worship Center of N.E.P.A. in Old Forge, he also proudly served in the Army National Guard.
An outdoorsman, he enjoyed both hunting and fishing. A loving husband, father, relative and friend, he was an adoring grandfather to his five grandchildren. He will be forever missed.
He is survived by his two loving children, James Brown and wife Beth and Kristy Howey and husband Rev. Ken Howey, all of Moosic; and five grandchildren, Katherine Abigail, James Joseph, Karaline Faith, Kelsey Grace and Bridgette Ann.
Brothers, George Brown and Don White, also preceded him in death.
His family wishes to thank Bob Kovitch and wife Frances O’Shea, and Mary Jack, for the amazing and caring friendship given to both Jim and his family throughout the years.
Funeral services, to be conducted by Rev. Dave Hinkley, are scheduled for Sunday, August 9th, at 7:00PM in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 N. Main Street, Old Forge. Relatives and friends may pay their respects between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.
Private committal at Spring Brook Cemtery with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will be on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to the Worship Center of N.E.P.A.’s Food Pantry, 418 West Mary Street in Old Forge, 18518.