Jerome M. "Jerry" Brown

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Jerome Martin “Jerry” Brown, 68, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, formerly of Oil City, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018, after a four-year battle with cancer.

Jerry was born to Edward Charles Brown and Mary Agnes Brown (nee Flemming) in Youngstown, Ohio on April 20, 1949. He was the youngest of three sons. Jerry was highly involved in the Boy Scouts of America from a young age. He worked at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico for a summer. He also earned the Eagle Scout award and often accredited the scouting program for his success in life.

Jerry received his degree in business from Youngstown State University where he was a part of ROTC. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and stationed with the 25th Infantry Division. While in the Army, Jerry served as a platoon commander and his battalion’s adjutant (S1). His service in the military was a defining part of his life, and he would share stories for years to come. Jerry was active with the American Legion Post 32 in Oil City.

In 1978 Jerry married Ann S. Bagley of Bountiful, Utah and they moved to Venango County, where they lived for 35 years. After retiring from the Postal Service as a letter carrier in Oil City, he became involved in the Literary Council of Venango County. He was a member of the Oil City Isaac Walton League, where many friends would often find him target shooting. Jerry was a competitive pistol shooter and amateur gun smith. He would spend hours improving his own guns, and guns for friends and family. He also enjoyed wood working, and many found themselves the beneficiaries of his handmade gifts. Jerry was a member and was actively involved in the LDS church and held many positions serving others.

In 2015 Jerry and Ann moved to Fredericksburg to be closer to family.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Agnes; and his brother, Edward “Stephen”.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Ann; son Martin (Kathryn) of Stafford, Virginia.; son Mike of New York, New York.; grandchildren Ilene and Thomas; and brother Carl of Oil City.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 20 Boscobel Road, Fredericksburg.

Interment will follow at noon at Quantico National Cemetery.

Because of Jerry’s love for his military veteran brothers and sisters his family requests that donations in memory of Jerry be made to The American Legion at www.legion.org/donate in lieu of flowers.