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James W. Brown
  • April 04, 1944
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  • April 30, 2016

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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.


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  1. 14 Jun 2016
    Diane Anderson says:
    Jim recruited me as an usher at DeWitt Community Church.
    He was kind and funny.
    I am still an usher and will always remember Jim during our time in the vestibule during morning church services.
    My condolences to Debra who I also worked with at church.

  2. 03 Jun 2016
    Marie Czajak says:
    My deepest Sympathy to Jim's family.
    I worked for years with Jim at Niagara Mohawk. A nice person, always helpful and caring.
    May he rest in peace.

  3. 25 May 2016
    Mike Donohue says:
    Deb and Family, My sincerest condolences for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Jim for several years at American Limousine. He truly was one of a kind and will be missed. RIP my friend....

  4. 23 May 2016
    Greg Andrus says:
    I worked as an usher for nearly ten years with Jim at DeWitt Community church. He was my friend and much more. Jim was a mentor to me, a man I deeply respected and looked up to. I am saddened that I was unable to see him in recent times. Such a fine man Heaven has now received. My prayers are with you Deb, and if you need anything at all, please call. 315-380-3137. I pray you find your peace.

  5. 20 May 2016
    Kurt Schotthoefer says:
    I had the good fortune to work with Jim at Niagara Mohawk for two months in the summer of 1995. He was a very friendly man and full of life. May the Lord bless the family during this sad time.

  6. 20 May 2016
    ANNE DONAHUE says:
    DEB AND FAMILY,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs,
    Anne Donahue

  7. 20 May 2016
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  9. 20 May 2016
    Mark Sherlock says:
    I knew Jim as a child. My father, Mike Sherlock, and him ran the East Syracuse Jaycees for years. Jim was a pillar in the East Syracuse community. I always remember Jim having a great sense of humor and her cared about kids. That was evident in all he did for the kids in the East Syracuse community as a Jaycee. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Mark Sherlock

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