Gordon Brown, Jr. Obituary – Rochester Democrat And Chronicle
Gordon Brown, Jr.
Gordon Brown, Jr. passed away peacefully on April 4, 2022, a few weeks before his 90th birthday. Her father flew her mother in an open cockpit plane from Berlin, NH to Boston, MA in 1932 for her birth. After a few days, the family returned to Berlin, making Gordon the youngest known person on a plane. He grew up in Berlin, NH, then Montreal, Quebec until returning to the United States to attend Williams College. After attending graduate school at Cornell University, he moved to Rochester, NY to work at Eastman Kodak for his entire career. He retired as director of the polymer processing division, then served on the boards of several non-profit companies and community organizations, sharing his business experience and wisdom. More recently, he lived in Cloverwood in Pittsford, NY, where he had many friends, and he continued to venture north from Canada to enjoy his lakeside home in Georgeville, Quebec. Gordon was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Anne (Beach) Brown, his parents, Gordon and Dorothy Brown, and his sister, Sue Wheeler. He is survived by his children, Lindsay (Louise Howlett) Brown of Dublin, NH and Susan (Bill) Allison of Mendon, NY, and his grandchildren, Forrest and Malcolm Brown, and Bennett, Caroline and Collin Allison.
Growing up in northern NH, Gordon started skiing and ski jumping at a young age and loved the outdoors. A young man living in Montreal, he was a ski instructor in the winter and a fishing guide in Georgeville in the summer. He maintained his love of alpine sports throughout his life. He also enjoyed golf, paddle tennis, windsurfing, hiking in the Adirondacks, driving his tractor on his land in Mendon, and cutting his own firewood. He was both a gentle man and a true gentleman known for his smile, his big heart and his warm words for everyone he met. Gordon had the ability to recite family stories, poems, songs and share his knowledge of his favorite person in history, Winston Churchill. His love was most abundant for his grandchildren, and he was so proud of them all. It has positively affected so many people in so many areas of life. Suffering from lymphoma three years ago, he stunned doctors and survived all predictions. He died of a stroke, surrounded by his family.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Rd, Rochester, NY 14607. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Rochester YMCA (rocksterymca.org/give/). To share a memory of Gordon or send condolences to family visit www.anthonychapels.com.
Posted on April 09, 2022
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