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Maynard "Red" Richard Brown, Jr., 78, died July 3, 2017.
Red was born Oct. 7, 1938, son of Maynard and Bernardine (Poissant) Brown, in Plattsburgh.
He grew up in Chazy, graduating from Chazy Central Rural School in 1956, and in 1961, joined the U.S. Army.
Red was honorably discharged in 1963. He worked at Cumberland Motors in Plattsburgh, Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut, and Sheridan Ironworks in Champlain before, in 1968, beginning a career with the New York State Department of Corrections.
He retired in 1995.
Red is survived by two brothers, Ronald (Audrey) Brown of Chazy, and Robert (Barbara) Brown of Rhinebeck, and a sister, Marilyn (Gerard) Houde of Port Kent; 10 nieces and nephews: Stephanie Brown-Mavor, Suzanne (Shan) Moore, Stephen Brown, Shari (Cricket) Connelly, Garth Houde, Summer Foxley, Josh Brown, Harmony Harangi, Elizabeth Oakley and Tyler Santmire; many grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, and a brother, Loren Brown, died in 1937.
Red lived for 50 years in Queensbury, where he had many friends and was known as "Brownie." He loved coming home to Chazy for family gatherings. When his nieces and nephews were small, he delighted them with boat rides and adventures like ice fishing on Lake Champlain. Red enjoyed many hobbies in his lifetime, including gardening, carpentry, collecting antique engines and four-wheeling. He was a die-hard Yankee fan, a passion he shared with his brothers.
Red's family wishes to thank close friends who were there for him during his illness.
A graveside service, to be held at the convenience of the family in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Chazy, will be announced at a later date.
Donations in Red's memory may be given to the charity of one's choice.
Published on July 27, 2017
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