Leonard Brown

Obituary of Leonard M. Brown

Leonard M. Brown September 22, 1945- January 24, 2020 Mount Hope, NY Leonard M. Brown of Mount Hope NY passed away at the age of 74, at home surrounded by his loving family, on January 24, 2020 after a long fight with Parkinson's Disease. Leonard was born on September 22, 1945 in Goshen NY, to William and Lorraine (Korth) Brown. From a young age, Leonard was a hardworking man and learned plumbing from his father which he did during his high school tenure at Goshen Central High School from which he graduated in 1964. He then joined the Air Force where he spent the next 6 years serving his country. Upon his return to Goshen NY, he worked for Healey's as a service manager and then eventually found his way into contracting from which he eventually retired. Leonard was quick witted and enjoyed staying busy. His lifelong hobbies included beautiful woodworking and genealogy. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Linda J. (Cawien) Brown. He is survived by his brother Martin L. Brown of Goshen NY, daughter Lauri Brown (Luke) of NC, Lenore Vanhine (Edward) of Summitville NY, Michael and Christina Brown of Mt. Hope NY, and Katie Brown of Mt. Hope NY. Leonard's surviving grandchildren include Kody Forman of Summitville NY, Ashely Forman of NC, Steven Brown of Mt. Hope Ny, Samantha Pauly ( Greg) of Westbrookville NY, Matthew Brown of Mt. Hope NY, Jacklin Chappuis of NC and Kayla Chappuis of NC, Nephew Martin Brown of PA and many cousins. Leonard was pre-deceased by his parents, aunts and uncles. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hospice Foundation of Orange and Sullivan County, along with the aides who helped not only Leonard but his family during this difficult time. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. All donations made in lieu of flowers can be made in Leonard's name to the Wounded Warriors Foundation or The Michael J. Fox Foundations for Parkinson's Research..
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