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March 21, 1939 — July 29, 2020

Jack E. BROWN, 81, of Scio, NY, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, after a long illness.

Born March 21, 1939, in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of Joseph E. and Kathleen Laughlin Brown.

On November 30, 1957, in Niagara Falls, he married the former Doris Jean Taylor, who survives.

Jack attended Bishop Duffy High School in Niagara Falls and served honorably in the US Air Force from 1956 – 1960. He was well-known for filling the bellies of his comrades in the Air Force.

He was an executive chef in numerous restaurants around the Niagara Falls area. Jack was the owner of the Village Coffee Shop in Wellsville from 1969 – 1978, and he owned and operated several Petland pet stores from 1979 to the present, with Wellsville being the main location. Jack was a lover of a Friday night fish fry at his daughter’s restaurant in Canaseraga and loved helping her in the kitchen. During the 1972 flood of Wellsville, Jack assisted the Red Cross by donating and cooking for everyone at the Fassett Hotel to help them during that time.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner, member of the Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702, assistant scout master for Troop 733 in the 1970’s, and member of Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville.

Surviving besides his wife, Jean, are: two daughters, Kathaleen (William Baker) Pierce of Arkport and Cynthia (Ronald Sr.) Fracasse of Parksville; a son, Jack Brown Jr. of Scio; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Kathleen “Toots” Brown and Irene M. Conrad.

Friends may call at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM.  Rev. Carl Kemp will officiate.

CDC and NYS Department of Health guidelines apply.

Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception School or the SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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