John Edward Brown, 51, of Toronto, OH, passed away surrounded by his family at his home Sunday, August 31, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born November 7, 1962, in Steubenville, OH.
John was a dedicated firefighter member of the Toronto Volunteer Fire Department; was a 1982 graduate of Toronto High School and was employed by Amerigas of Aliquippa, PA, as a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip James Brown Sr. in 1984; grandson, Jayden M. Brown in 2009 and sister Lois Ramsey in 2012.
John’s survivors are his wife, Tammy Jo (Burr) Brown whom he married October 26, 1985; mother, Mae (Dawson) Brown of Toronto; son, Shawn (Amber) Brown of Toronto, OH; granddaughters, Madison and Paityn Brown of Toronto, OH; brother, Phillip James (Pam) Brown Jr. of Toronto, OH; and sister, Linda Mae (Sam) Beckett of Toronto, OH.
Visitation hours for John will be held 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 3 at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto, OH, where there will be Toronto Fire Department and Toronto Volunteer Fire Department services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A celebration service of John’s life will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Josh Elliott officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to John’s family.
John E. Brown, 51, of Toronto passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
John’s arrangements are in the care of the Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto, and are pending.
A full obituary will be in the Tuesday newspaper editions.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to his family