James ‘Jim’ Henry Brown, 82, of West Hur­ley

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

James (Jim) Henry Brown, 82, of West Hur­ley, died Nov. 19, 2016 af­ter a en­gthy bat­tle with Lewy Body De­men­tia disease at Fern­cliff Nurs­ing Home, Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Jim was born at home in Mid­dle­burgh, New York to Her­bert H. (Ele­sia Rorick) Brown Sr.

He is pre­de­ceased by his par­ents, his brother Her­bert S. Brown, Jr., and his sis­ter Freda Car­man.

Jim is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife Carol Gun­ther Brown at home and adored daugh­ters, Denise (Kasey) Hughett of Utah, and Michelle Brown of Mid­dle­town, New York, sis­ter-in-law, Dorothy Gun­ther Grip­pin of North Carolina, nephew, Dar­ren (Regina) Grip­pin, of North Carolina and fam­ily friend Richard Grip­pin of Mid­dle­burgh, New York.

He at­tended Schoharie and Mid­dle­burgh schools. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from high school, Jim en­listed and spent four years in the United States Air Force with a hon­or­able dis­charge. Most of that time was served in Wies­baden, Ger­many and it was at that time Jim de­vel­oped a pas­sion for elec­tron­ics.

Af­ter 30 years, Jim re­tired as an en­gi­neer at IBM. Jim’s greatest joy was spend­ing time with his fam­ily, trav­el­ing, camp­ing, sports and watch­ing his fa­vorite base­ball team, The New York Yan­kees.

As per Jim’s re­quest he has been cre­mated with no ser­vice. Fam­ily will gather at a later time for a pri­vate memo­rial.

The fam­ily wishes to thank the won­der­ful, car­ing nurses and staff at Fern­cliff Nurs­ing Home that cared for Jim on a daily ba­sis. And a spe­cial thanks to Ali­cia O’Keefe for her lov­ing sup­port.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quests that do­na­tions be made in mem­ory of James to the Lewy Body De­men­tia So­ci­ety at www. lbda.org.

Simpson-Gaus Fu­neral Home, 411 Albany Ave., Kingston, is hon­ored to as­sist the fam­ily with the ar­range­ments.

On­line con­do­lences may be left for the fam­ily of Jim, by vis­it­ing www. Simp­sonGaus.com

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