Howard J. Brown Jr.

Howard J. Brown Jr. - Rochester Cremation

Howard J. Brown Jr. passed away, June 3rd, 2022 at the age of 71.

Leaving behind his son, Howard J. Brown III and daughter, Nora Reitzel; 6 Grandchildren: Sydney Bernal, Cameron Brown, Natalia Brown, Cole Reitzel, Hailey Reitzel, Mia Reitzel.

He grew up with 4 sisters: Barbara Wenderoth, Mary Weaver, Dottie Pellicane, & Carol Daleo.

8 years in the Army.  He fought in the Vietnam War.

He enjoyed humor and making people laugh.  As his daughter in-law, I gave him the nickname papa bear, so I don’t confuse the two. The nickname fit him because he is lovable and a father and sometimes a bit grizzly looking like a bear. What I miss the most is me cooking him his favorite meals.

His daughter, a special princess, and his son, a special buddy, have  lots of fond memories which will live on.

He loved music. He loved all his family and friends. Think – one bourbon, one scotch, and one 🍺 beer …. cheers 🍻 to a man who lived a full life.

Inurnment : Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Ave Farmingdale, NY 11735  on Friday June 17th at 11:30am.

8 Condolences

  1. Donald on June 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    So sorry for the loss. He was one of the good ones.

  2. Joyce on June 9, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss, but his time with you was cherished. Let his memory live on.

  3. Paul Coran on June 9, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Never met Papa Bear but I liked him from his daughter-in-law’s FB postings. We also share a taste for bourbon and beer. I’ll regularly toast Papa Bear whenever I tip one.

  4. Carlo DaLeo on June 9, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    I love you Uncle Howie. I’m going to miss our random phone conversations. I’m thankful you’re at peace with no more pain or suffering. You will forever be in my thoughts!

  5. Susan Palumbo on June 9, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    So very sorry, he will be missed and remembered fondly by many.

  6. Bonnie Bumb and Les Bumb on June 9, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Howie has been a friend for over 36 years and some of our favorite memories are laughing when we played a board game and he and my husband would cheat beyond measure, but Susan and I would always win. Good Times!

  7. Joe Abbott on June 9, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    A good man and a great friend and neighbor. I’ll miss our chats and having each other’s back while looking after the neighborhood.A great patriot, loyal to all his friends, loved his family, his freedom, and his motorcycles. Sorry we didn’t get to go on those trips we talked about. Sorry you were called home so soon. Friends forever. Joe

  8. Sherry Rhodes on June 10, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Howie and family,

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. It was such a pleasure to get to know papa bear. I was overjoyed to hear his voice on the phone when you called me. I absolutely loved to shake his hand and be in his presence. I thank him for his service to his country.

    I lift you and your family in prayer everyday. May the Lord continue to be with you.

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