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July 18, 1930 - March 1, 2019
David Brown, age 88, of Wyoming and formerly of Old Forge, passed away Friday under the care of Heartland Hospice at Commonwealth Wilkes Barre General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Susan Mischello Brown, on September 2, 2008.
Born in Dupont on July 18, 1930, and son of the late Silas and Alice Dolman Brown, David was educated at the former Dupont High School before entering the U.S. Marine Corps. He proudly served his country during the Korean War, stationed in Japan, before earning his honorable discharge.
He owned Brown & Brown Construction Company in Old Forge before working at Tobyhanna Army Depot where he ultimately retired. He was also a lifelong member of the Full Gospel Chapel in Avoca.
He enjoyed cooking, gardening, and above all, fishing. His passion for fishing also took him several times annually to Canada where he would fish with friends and family. He loved both his country western movies, especially those starring Johnny Cash, and his country music. Dearly loved by his family, he will forever be missed.
He is survived by daughters, Denise Smith and husband James of Scranton and Lisa Barnello and husband Robert of Pocono Summit; his granddaughter who he raised and considered his daughter, Dana Foglia and husband Richard (Dick) of Harveys Lake; his grandson, Scot Felkowski of Old Forge; his siblings, Shirley Vosburg of Moosic, Audrey Stefanko and husband Robert of Moosic and Willard “Buddy” Brown of Moosic; and many nieces and nephews.
A sister, Jenny Brown, also preceded him in death as a toddler.
His family wishes to extend their gratefulness to Dr. Mark Lyons and the entire staffs of both Heartland Hospice and W.B. General’s I.C.U. for their collective care and kindness during this difficult time.
A funeral service to be conducted by Rev. David O’Brien is scheduled for Tuesday at 11:00AM in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Interment with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at Old Forge Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.