James W. “Jim” Brown
Jim Brown, age 72, died April 30th, 2016. Jim was born in Syracuse, NY and
resided in East Syracuse until 2013 when he moved to The Villages, Florida –
AKA “Disneyworld for Adults”. He was a graduate of East Syracuse High
School in 1961. Jim served in the U.S. Navy from 1962-1965 aboard the USS
Meredith DD890 as a 2nd Class Petty Officer. He was a past President of East
Syracuse Minoa Jaycees. He was a 25-year member of the Dewitt Community
Church, where he served 8 years on the Board of Directors and 8 years as Head
Usher. Jim was a proud 30-year member of A.A.
Jim retired from Niagara Mohawk after 34 years as a Foreman in the Service
Department. In retirement, he delivered flowers for 5 years for the Whistle
Stop Florist in East Syracuse, NY and drove for American Limousine for 8
years. He rooted for the city of Syracuse sports teams, the New York Yankees
and the New York Giants. Jim enjoyed golf, swimming, dancing, reading, traveling
the US, and going on cruises. He & his wife Debra spent their 25th wedding
anniversary on a cruise in Italy, Sicily, Turkey and Greece. He loved being
with his family and friends.
Jim Brown is survived by the love of his life, Debra (Mangicaro), with whom
he was married for 33 years, his sons Kevin (Tiffany), Scott (Lynda), Keith
(Jessy), grandchildren Autumn, Jordan, Jacquie Law (Jon), Allison Chase
(Shaun), Peter, Nicholas, Kaitlynn & Abigail; Great-grandchildren Brooklynne,
Milania and Madelyn; Sister Nancy Bakken (Dick).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: “Wounded Warrior Project”
A private Memorial Service will be held.