Jack A. Brown of 53 Brookside Estates, passed away Dec. 26, 2013.
A native of Jamestown, N.Y., he was born June 20, 1934, the son of the late Robert and Arlene Lawson Brown.
Jack attended Panama Central School, where his record-setting pitching earned Panama the 1950 Class C title, second in the Western League. His love for baseball continued throughout his life.
He played with the Jamestown Old-Timers Baseball League and Brown Mechanical in the Busti Softball League.
Jack was an avid outdoorsmen and enjoyed hunting, trapping, freshwater and deep sea fishing, golfing and bowling. Jack worked for the Pipefitters Local 22, Buffalo, N.Y. As a skilled welder, he worked on projects throughout the country including the Cape Canaveral space project, Oswego nuclear power plant and Nova Scotia.
His love for travel and pride in his trade made for a great career of more than 40 years.
He will always be remembered for his quick witted humor and generosity for helping others. Jack's last act of generosity was donating his body to science.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Hedlund) Brown whose selfless care allowed Jack to spend his last years of declining health at home; his children: Elaine (Michael) Eddy, Scott (Janet) Brown, Lynn (Michael) Silk, Kim Swan and Patrick Silk; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Jack's life will be held Saturday, June 21, at the Llama Club in Ashville, N.Y. from 1-4 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Panama Central School Sports Department.