Gordon John Brown, Jr.

1/9/2018

Gordon John Brown Jr., of Greenville/Pt. Jervis(formerly of Warwick), passed away on January 8, 2018, at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. He was 71 years old. 

Born in the Bronx on August 7, 1946, to the late 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; and later graduated from Fordham University. He was a NYC 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; a daughter Dawn Curabba and her husband Jason of Shohola, PA; a brother Peter Brown of Myrtle Beach, SC; a sister Eileen Brown of NYC; 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 two sisters-in-law Claudia Brown and Elizabeth O’Brien.


The family would like to thank the medical staff and all those who cared for Gordon while at St. Anthony Community Hospital and Orange Regional Medical Center.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 14, 2018, from 2 - 6 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. Mass will be Monday, January 15 at 11:00 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.

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My thoughts and prayers are with the Brown family at this difficult time.
Yashima Bell
1/12/2018
We will keep Gordon and his family in our prayers.
Dave and Eileen Ferguson
1/12/2018
I f Gordon let you be his friend you couldn't have gotten a better one. Whatever you needed he was there to help. His wit alone could make you laugh when you were depressed. He cheered up and before you knew it you were laughing. Whatever you needed he was there for you. I sure he had a Friend upstairs who figured he suffered enough and needed him up there to make him laugh a little because of what's going on down here. I know I will miss him and can only imagine what the family feels. To all of you my condolences. A better man or person I have yet to meet. Paul Shust 1/11/2018 I
Paul Shust
1/11/2018
I don't have the words to say that will bring peace to Gordon's family. There isn't enough room to say how much he meant to everyone who met him. If he was kind enough to let you be his friend you couldn't have asked for a better one. What ever you needed if he could help he would. Even just to talk, he was always there to listen. It is my fault that I didn't keep in touch enough with him. hit wit would always make me laugh even when I was depressed. A better person has yet to come along to match Gordon. I know I will surely miss him and can only imagine how much pain his family is in. Gordon has a friend up stairs who I am sure will take him with open arms. I am sure that the Lord will finally be able to laugh at us thanks to Gordon. I will never forget GORDON BROWN.
Paul Shust
1/11/2018
I worked with Gordon in the 44 as they say,”back in the day.” The 70’s. He was a great cop and all around good guy. You could always depend on him. It was an honor to have known and to have worked with him. May He Rest In Peace.
JP Walsh
1/10/2018
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