Gerald Brown

Gerald T. Brown

Sunday, October 17th, 1948 - Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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SCHAGHTICOKE Gerald T. Brown, 71, of Verbeck Ave. died Tuesday May 5, 2020 at Samaritan Hospital.  A Waterford native he was the son of the late Philip and Anna Bella Remington Brown. He was a graduate of Waterford-Halfmoon High School.

Gerald had worked in the construction field for most of his life.  He also was a beekeeper and farmer. A veteran of the US Marine Corps he was a Machine Gunner serving in the Vietnam War and achieved the rank of Lance Corporal. He is a Purple Heart recipient.  He was a member of Rye Bread in Waterford and  was an avid hunter,enjoyed spending time with his family and was an outdoor enthusiast enjoying both water skiing and snow skiing.

He is the devoted father of Daniel Brown (Kerrie) of Schaghticoke, Melanie Brown of Albany and Wendy Brown of Troy.  He is the brother of Linda Butchino of Ballston Spa, Susan Monahan of Michigan, William Brown of Cambridge, Richard Brown of Greenwich, Walter Brown of Cambridge and Robert Brown of Valley Falls.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and his canine companion and best buddy Bentley Thomas Brown.

Due to the current pandemic, funeral services will be private and interment will be in Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.  Military honors will be held at a later date.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 4Atrium Dr #100, Albany, NY 12205.
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    Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
    200 Duell Rd
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  • Purple Heart Award from the U.S. Military
  • U S Marine Corps


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Kailyn Griffin Butler

Posted at 06:11pm
Wendy, Melanie and Dan,
I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad; he was a good man and many of my best childhood memories include fun adventures with Wendy and him.
Deepest condolences to all of you and yours.

Jennie and Chester Burzynski

Posted at 10:11am
Our deepest condolences to the Brown family. We've known Gerry for many many years. We counted him as a good friend and follow Ryebreader. May your memories hold more smiles than tears.

Larry Powers

Posted at 07:02pm
As a former resident of Waterford and Cambridge, New York, I am sending our condolences to the Brown Families and friends. Rest in peace, Mate! Larry and Maureen Powers, now residing on the Central Coast of NSW, (north of Sydney) AUSTRALIA

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