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Gordon John Brown Jr.



Gordon John Brown Jr. of Greenville/Port Jervis (and formerly of Warwick), passed away on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill. He was 71 years old.

He was born in the Bronx on Aug. 7, 1946, to Gordon John Brown Sr. and Effie (Hanlon) Brown.

He was married for 50 years to his wife Kathleen (Lamphear) Brown.

He served as a U.S. Marine in the 1st Battalion in the Vietnam War. He later graduated from Fordham University. He was a New York City Police detective in the 44th Precinct and a member of the 44 Forever Club.

Gordon was a parishioner of St. Stephen’s RC Church for many years and a lifetime member of the VFW Warwick #4662.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen at home; son Gordon John Brown III and wife Holly of Warwick; daughter Dawn Curabba and her husband Jason of Shohola, Pa.; brother Peter Brown of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sister Eileen Brown of New York City; five grandchildren (who knew and loved him as “Pa”): Gordon John Brown IV, Hunter Brown, Jack Curabba, Quinn Curabba and Regan Curabba; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by sisters-in-law Claudia Brown and Elizabeth O’Brien.

Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.

A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s RC Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick.

Private cremation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home. For further information, directions or to send an online condolence, go to www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.



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