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Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses
Friday January 8th, 2016

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LeRoy Henry Brown

Rotterdam- LeRoy H. Brown, Jr. On January 3, 2016, Lee Brown lost his courageous battle with brain cancer, peacefully at his home, surrounded by family. He was born July 9, 1948 to LeRoy Henry Brown Sr. and Melba Lee Brown in Long Beach, California and was the eldest of five children. He spent his formative years adoring his siblings Ron, Mike, Vicki and Steve. When he was 17 he met an amazing young woman named Doris who would go on to become his best friend and partner/wife for the next forty-eight plus years. Together they would raise six devoted children who would eventually create what was seemingly his greatest joy as he grew older…his 14 grandchildren. Lee was a great outdoorsman who truly loved spending time hunting with his best friend Bob Madison. He also appreciated every moment he spent with his vast family in Yosemite National Park, where he spent many summers as a child and was fortunate enough to rediscover as an adult. But where Lee truly blossomed was when he was singing and playing his guitar for family and friends. That was when his electric smile always charged his adoring spectators, which in turn would inspire him to sing even louder. Lee worked as a Stationary Engineer at General Electric in Schenectady for 38 years. He was also a dedicated Jehovah's Witness for 47 years, and served his congregation faithfully in many ways, including serving as a full time pioneer, dedicating his time to teaching people from the Bible, until his health no longer permitted. He is survived by his beautiful wife of almost five decades, Doris (Rickard); His six children: Brian R. Brown, Sr., Steven Brown, Nichole Warner (Robert), Scott Brown, Joseph Brown (Gabriela) and Tracy Brown; His four siblings: Ronald Brown (Susan), Michael Brown (Sally), Vicki Lundy- Scanlon (Timothy) and Stephen Brown; As well as many, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews spanning both coasts of the country. He was a husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin, nephew and son and we will miss him every day from now until we are reunited in the resurrection (John 5:28,29). None of us will forget his warm and loving personality, his endearing sense of humor or his gentle eyes. We love him. Please join us in remembering Lee on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 6167 Depot Rd., Guilderland Center, NY 12085. Donations may be made in Lee's memory to his congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses at the above address.


Ed, Rob, and I have fond memories of Lee. Time passes us by but we always remember our friends and the good times we had together. Doris and family you are in my prayers. Looking forward to the time we will all be together again, Listening to Lee play and sing. What good times they were. We were all younger, and healthier then, but Jehovah has more then that in store for us. Love you Doris. Karin ( and Guys)

Karin Collins Jan 12 2016 12:00 AM

To the Friends & FAMILY of LEE...Sorry to hear of his passing!....Fond memories of working with LEE & His Father-in-Law-DAVID...In Bldg. #63!..MANY Years ago!(Also worked with Brian in #273!)...Always smiling and Never had a bad word to say about Anybody!....R.I.P.My Friend,"FLY-FREE-FOREVER"...BiLL L.

BiLL Lesniewski Jan 9 2016 12:00 AM

I enjoyed hunting with Lee and looked forward to seeing him every hunting season. We also enjoyed our visits with him. He always brought goodness and our family will miss him.

Angelo & Jennifer DiCaprio & family Jan 9 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Doris and family - I am deeply saddened with the loss of Lee. All of you are in my prayers. This is a very difficult time, but be assured there are many many people praying and caring about you. Lee was a fun and loving man who will be in everyone's heart until we are all reunited. Love and blessings, Linda

Linda Brown Jan 7 2016 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace and comfort as you say goodbye to Lee. We have so many memories as his cousins as I am sure you do as his family. He was so blessed o have all of you. Rest in peace my cousin, you will be missed.

Barbara and Ron Lawson Jan 7 2016 12:00 AM

Dolores alger Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of LeRoy Brown

Dolores alger Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM

My prayers & thoughts are with you all in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Lee was a very special person with his genuinely kind heart and great personality. I have so many wonderful memories of our childhood that I will cherish forever. He will truly be missed by all who knew & loved him. May you all find peace in knowing he is in good hands now where he knows no pain or suffering. Love & prayers to you all, cousin Dolores (Dee) Casey-Alger.

Dolores alger Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM

I have such wonderful memories of Lee back in the day, growing up in Long Beach, Ca. My regards and Prayers to his family

Chuck Dirner Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM

We are sending are love and prayers to your family at this trying time we our truly sorry for your loss..

Tresa and Brian ray Jan 6 2016 12:00 AM

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