JOHN PAUL BROWN
November 25, 1929 - February 13, 2021
“Now may the Lord Jesus Christ himself and God Our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, In every good work and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Heaven celebrates with a shout of jubilation as our loved one, John Paul Brown passes through the Gates of Glory and enters into the Joy of the Lord. In celebration of Heaven's gain, we give thanks and praise for his life. John’s faith in God, his work ethic and love for helping others was a shining example for others to emulate. He was loved and respected, both personally and professionally. He was a man of integrity, humility and quiet dignity who was always generous with his praise for and encouragement of others. Never could a life be lived more fully, more gracefully or compassionately. John was one of eight children born to the late Parker Brown and Vera Mae Brown. He received his education in the Cambridge Springs Public School System, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. He also attended the St. Joseph University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Maryland University. John accepted Christ at an early age and joined First United Methodist Church with his family. He was an active member of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia for many years, and at the time of his passing, he was affiliated with Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford, New Jersey. He was an outstanding cook who sharpened his skills by helping his father who was a chef at Riverside Inn. John frequently engaged in singing in his base voice, with numerous choirs, and playing a competitive game of Pinochle. He traveled to many states within the United States and countries abroad. John proudly served 23 years of active duty in the United States Navy. He was then employed by the U.S. Navy Resale System for 21 years as a Merchandise Manager. After retirement, he became a member and later one of the Directors of the Navy Exchange Retired Employees Association, President of Spectrum Professional Services, Inc. and later a Tax Analyst for H&R Block. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sondra, brother, David C Brown (Corazon), and the Washington Family who affectionately called him “Pop-Pop”. He also leaves in God's care, a wealth of relatives, and generations of nieces, nephews, church families and friends. In lieu of flowers, please contact Sondra Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate to the NEREA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION in memory of JOHN PAUL BROWN. “No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, echo still within our hearts. And what they did and who they were becomes a part of all that we are, forever.” (www.BradleyStow.com)
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