Joseph J. “Joe” Brown, Jr.
January 15, 1930 – October 9, 2018
Joseph J. “Joe” Brown, Jr., age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Born in Wilmington, DE on January 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Catherine (Carroll) Brown, Sr. Joe proudly served in the National Guard and dedicated his career as a training technician with the DE Air National Guard in New Castle. He retired as Chief Master Sergeant after 43 years of service.
After retirement, Joe stayed active in many community groups including the Brandywine Road and Gun Club, the Centennial Legion of Historic Military Commands, the American Rifles, Elks Newark Lodge No. 2882 and the American Legion. He was the first Vice Chairman of the Dover Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, served on the board for over 20 years and was a credit union volunteer for 41 years. Joe was a member of St. Joseph on the Brandywine R.C. Church.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife, Paula Jane (Sutton) Brown. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Jane Brown (David Sewell); sister, Mary C. Bacon; and granddaughter, Emily Patricia Brown (Philip Marzen).
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Monday, October 15, 2018, at St. Joseph on the Brandywine R.C. Church, 8 Old Church Road, Wilmington, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Salesianum Scholarship Fund, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802.