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Donald A. Brown
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Zion Rural Cemetery Assoc.
    care of Angie Tissiere
    537 Clove Road
    Cobleskill, NY 12043

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“Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Sorry for your loss. Barbara Tillapaugh Rustin ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Tillapugh Rustin - FL

“I am so sorry to hear of your fathers Passing . I never had the pleasure of meeting him but i do know he had 2 wonderful daughters that truly loved...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Freda Van Natten Bates - NY

“Donald was such a sweet, quiet man who loved his wife and family. It was always nice to hear his stories of WWII, the textile factory, and the gas...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Catherine Giroux - Cropseyville, NY

“Having worked at Fenimore Fabrics as a teenager in the mid-fifties and as Plant Manager from 1967 to 1974 I remember Don as a valued, highly skilled...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Putnam - Lincolnton, NC

“I enjoyed learning about your fathers life. His hard work ethic and dedication to family. It is a blessing to be giving 99 years in this world. To...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Randolph R. Forde - Albany, NY

“I have known the Brown family since i started hanging out with Don's son Alan in 1963. Don was a decent hard working man who for years worked a...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Keith Berner Hendersonville NC

“Ron and I send our sympathy to the Brown Family, Frank & Hellen Fuller and LaVerne for their loss of Donald. ”
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Cobleskill- Donald Aura Brown, 99, of Cobleskill, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Eddy Village Green, in Cohoes following a lengthy illness.

Born September 27, 1914 in Cobleskill, he was the son of the late Jesse and Jennie (Blythe) Brown.

Donald was a 1932 graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School and went on to serve with the United States Army during World War II for five years. He achieved the rank of warrant officer before receiving an honorable discharge.

Don worked for many years at Fenimore Fabrics in Cobleskill, and then as an attendant at the former Pangman Service Station until retiring at the age of 69.

He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Virginia (Dietz) Brown, who died on August 21, 2010. They married on January 10, 1946. Two brothers also preceded him in death: Carlos Brown and Roger Brown; and three sisters: Thelma Bellinger, Frances Arnold and Charlotte Birdsall.

Survivors include his four children: Caroline Brown (Peter Miller) of Stafford Springs, CT, Cathy Keyser of Latham, Thomas Brown (Sarah Brod) of Colonie, and Alan (Maura) Brown of Horseheads; seven grandchildren: Jason (Megan) Brown of Oakdale, CT, Kaitlin Miller of Rocky Hill, CT, Aubrey Miller of Manchester, CT, Craig Brown of Glenmont, David Brown of White Plains, Jacqueline Brown of Rochester, and Patrick Brown of Elmira; two great-grandchildren; one sister: Helen (Frank) Fuller of Cobleskill; one cousin: LaVerne Steenburgh of Cobleskill; and 25 nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Zion Rural Cemetery, Janesville, in the spring, with a date to be announced. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Rural Cemetery Assoc., care of Angie Tissiere, 537 Clove Rd., Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Donald's family would like to thank the staff of Eddy Village Green in Cohoes, particularly the staff of Building 4, for their kind and loving care during the past four years of his life.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home of Middleburgh.

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