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George R. Brown

November 25, 1942 — December 22, 2020

Captain G. Russell Brown, died on Dec 22, 2020, in Punta Gorda, Fl.  He was born November 25, 1942, in Astoria, Queens N.Y.  He was the son of the late Columbia Evelyn Brown and the devoted husband to his wife of 52 years, Gillian Brown.  

Russ was a proud 40-year veteran of the United States Navy, Medical Services Corps, served during the Vietnam War, and was awarded multiple commendations. Russ was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, served as a Mediator for the First District Court and as the Ministry Head for Interviewers and Administrators for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  He enjoyed diving, fishing, the Green Bay Packers, and the Naval Academy Midshipmen.  

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Rebecca and  Heather, siblings, Barbara, Keith, Kenneth, and grandchildren Tru, Estelle, and Joshua.  

The Burial with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on January 5th at Sarasota National Cemetery.  Masks are mandatory.  A memorial service will be scheduled at a future date.       

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Saint Vincent de Paul Society or the American Cancer Association.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Sarasota National Cemetery

9810 Florida 72, Sarasota, FL 34241

Masks are mandatory.

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