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Mr. John E. Brown, Jr., 89, of Shillington, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at his residence.
He was the husband of Barbara L. (Helbig) Brown.
Born in Reading he was the son of the late John E., Sr., and Mary E. (Gemmill) Brown.
John was a mechanic and retired from Petro Home Services. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, his pets, the family camping trips and traveling to the casino. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, John E., III “Jack”, husband of Susan L. Brown of Mohnton; and Sherry L., widow of Russell R. “Snug” Bingaman, of Reading. Also surviving are three step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and James Brown.
Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., 21 Chestnut Street, Mohnton. Please wear casual dress.
Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery in Shillington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to the Red Cross, 701 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601.
The family would especially like to thank the many nurses from Tower Health Hospice for the compassionate care of their father.