EDWARDS, NY – Cecil A. Brown, 76, of Guiles Road, Edwards, passed away in the late hours of Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at his home.
Born May 1, 1944, in Gouverneur, NY, son of the late Charles Van Ornum and Genevieve Rose (Fowler) Brown, he graduated from Edwards Central School.
He was employed with United Bank in Star Lake for a year, and then worked as a #4 machine operator and lab tech with the Newton Falls Paper Mill, before retiring in 2000. After his retirement, he worked as a DOT flagman until medically retiring in 2005.
On Sept. 11, 1964, he married Joyce I. Titus at the Watertown Methodist Church.
Cecil was an avid hunter and a member of the “Never Miss A Buck” Club.
He loved watching New York Yankees baseball and Syracuse University basketball games with his daughters. He also enjoyed time spent vacationing in Florida.
Most of all, Cecil cherished spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the South Edwards Methodist Church.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years, Joyce; three children, David Brown; Dawn (Adam) Moore of Holley, NY; Carol Brown of Carthage, NY; three siblings, Alice Wineburg of Dolgeville, NY; Alan Brown of Harrisville, NY; and Barbara Gaynes of Edwards, NY; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Lawrence Brown who died on Sept. 4, 2008; a brother, Gary Brown who died on Sept. 7, 1973; and a sister, Avis McGuinness who died on March 26, 2008.
A Celebration of Cecil’s Life gathering will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.
Condolences can be made online at www.lundyfuneralhome.com.