Obituary of John R. Brown
John R. Brown, 86, 59 Metcalf Drive, Auburn passed away peacefully Monday June 7, 2021 at Matthew House. John was a lifelong Auburnian the son of George and Phyllis Brown. A former employee of Firth Carpet Co, Red Starr Express, State of New York Corrections and Bass Pro. A member of Sacred Heart Church, Utopia Club, and was a former softball coach. Having won many league championships. He was a charter member of the Snake Bite Club. Surviving are his wife Rita Foot Brown whom he married on April 12, 1955; their three sons: Craig (Nancy) Brown, Auburn, William (Tess) Brown, Auburn, Michael (Laurie) Brown, Auburn; grandchildren: Amy Brown (Dave Auman), Sara Brown, James (Siobhinn) Brown, William Brown, Jr., Katie (Nate) Brown, Cassandra Brown; several nieces, nephews, cousins. He was pre deceased by a son Mark, and siblings Phyllis, Florence, Mary, Mae, Kate, Edward. Calling hours will be held today Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Sacred Heart Church from 3 to 7 p.m., 90 Melrose Rd., Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Sacred Heart Church, the Reverend James Enright will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery. There will be a calling hour from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday prior to Mass. Memorials may be remembered to Matthew House or the charity of one's choice.