Obituary of Robert L. Brown
Robert Lloyd Brown, age 88, resident of Sackets Harbor, formerly of Webster, passed away April 28, 2019 in Florida. Robert was born in Pulaski, NY on September 1, 1930. His parents were Matthew and Myrtle Brown (Stewart). He graduated from Pulaski Central School in 1948 and in 1953 from SUNY Albany with Bachelor and Master degrees. While at Albany he played varsity basketball and in his senior year was captain of the team. He furthered his education with graduate courses at St. Lawrence and Clarkson Universities and the University of Rochester. Jane Ann Heckle and he were married in Syracuse, NY on February 2, 1952.
He is survived by his wife Jane and seven children: Kathleen Stiokas (Gus), Nancy Gadsby, Linda Powers (Rick), James Brown (Laurie), Carol Sellery, Dianne Brown, and Laura Reeves (David), also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by three brothers: Raymond, Archibald and Matthew, Jr. and four sisters, Annie Mataachiero, Marion Greene, Evelyn Darling and Lois Tanner.
Robert was a career teacher of mathematics and physics. First at Red Jacket Central in Manchester, NY and then, from 1959 to 1986 in Penfield, NY. After teaching he worked in the loan department of the newly formed Penfield Federal Credit Union for six years. In 1992, with the help of family and many friends, the Browns built a retirement home in Sackets Harbor, NY. Recent winters have been spent in Dunedin, FL. He was devoted to his family. He loved teaching and working with young people, saying "it keeps you young and is never boring". He loved the outdoors, camping with family and hunting and fishing expeditions with friends.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday June 22nd at Pulaski Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina, 5 Lake Road Extension, Pulaski. Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street Pulaski.