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.
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
Tuesday April 10th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
4801 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Wednesday April 11th, 2018
20 Boscobel Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Quantico National Cemetery
Wednesday April 11th, 2018
18424 Joplin Road
Triangle, VA 22172
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I WORKED AT THE OIL CITY POST OFFICE AS A MAILMAN, ALONG-SIDE OF JERRY FOR OVER 25 YEARS, ALWAYS A MOST PLEASUREABLE GUY. AS HE SERVED IN THE ARMY, AND I THE MARINE CORP, THERE WERE SOME MOST MEMOREABLE STORYS EXCHANGED. NO MATTER ONES CHOISE FOR THE BRANCH OF SERVICE, WE ALL SERVED UNDER ONE FLAG. SEMPER FI BILL & DENISE STERLING.
Submitted by WILLIAM L. STERLING on Apr 14 2018 01:39:48 AM
Ann, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers in Jerry's passing.
Submitted by Mary Beth Koziara on Apr 12 2018 09:11:19 AM
I am sorry we did not have more time to hear your adventures through life. You will be missed, but I hope you will Rest In Peace now.
Submitted by Betty Dingess on Apr 11 2018 08:06:20 AM
Ann and family, had known Jerry from the Joy and he was good friend. I misses saying goodbye. But he is right place now.
Submitted by Gary Joe Moffatt on Apr 10 2018 10:11:48 PM
You were great friend And Legion member.all of us will miss you.
Submitted by John McCauley on Apr 10 2018 08:32:20 PM
Ann and family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers in these difficult days.
Submitted by Lois Carr on Apr 10 2018 08:05:29 PM
Jerry, we had many good talks, and I will miss you, my friend.
Submitted by John McCrea on Apr 10 2018 08:04:50 PM
Comrade "Jerry" Brown as been a member of Post 32 for as long I can remember.He served as an Officer in many functions and supported the youth shooting program as well as the Boy Scout Eagle Program in Oil City. With all his and family health problems he was always upbeat. He had made his own chair with the 25th Div. logo and a model canon from discarded parts. A Post Everlasting Service will be held at the next post meeting on 19, April and his name entered on the list of passed comrades. For God and Country,
Larry Bowers, Commander
James M. Henderson Post 32
Oil City, PA 16301
Submitted by Larry Bowers, Commander, Post 32 on Apr 10 2018 07:44:41 PM
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Many fond memories of Jerry & shooting target at the Ikes. With deepest sympathy to the family. May your memories help you through this difficult time.
Dave & Cindy Bonner
Submitted by Cindy Bonner on Apr 10 2018 03:11:57 PM
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