Gerald J. “Jerry” Brown

June 5, 1925 - July 25, 2016

Age 91, formerly of Bliss, NY died July 25, 2016 at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw.

He was born June 5, 1925 in Buffalo, NY son of the late Frederick and Bonnie Durant Brown. Jerry was the owner and operator of Brown’s Trout Hatchery in Bliss, the first privately owned trout hatchery in New York State. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy having served during World War II as a signalman. Jerry served aboard the USS Wyoming and the USS Burrows. He was involved in many local organizations; was an avid fly fisherman and a member of the Wildlife Federation.

Surviving are his children, Jeanette Gillogly of Amherst, Frederick Brown of Delevan, Richard (Jen) Brown of Gainesville, Bonnie (Patrick) Smith of Appleton, NY, Lori Zehler of Warsaw, Ethel Brown of Perry; fourteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren. He was predeceased by one grandchild.

Friends may call Sunday, July 31 from 2 – 5 PM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where a veteran’s service and military honors will be held immediately following visitation at 5 PM. Memorials may be made to the Wyoming County Wildlife Federation, c/o Ron Barvian, 360 Route 20A, Strykersville, NY 14145.

Important Dates

July 31, 2016 : Calling hours for Gerald J. “Jerry” Brown - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

July 31, 2016 : Veteran’s service with military honors for Gerald J. “Jerry” Brown - 5:00 PM

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Nov 19.17 from Lori:
To my hero~~I love you with all my heart~

Aug 4.16 from Bob Hager:
Jerry was my milkman in Elma N.Y. Jerry & I fished in his lakes outside of East Auroua We fished in Canada also. Wilma & I knew his first wife also very well. Sorry for your loss.

Jul 30.16 from Diane McMullan:
so sorry

Jul 28.16 from Mike & Jean Lowden Sullivan:
Ethel: What a guy! I first met your dad at the insurance office in Castile, then worked with him at Wyo.Co.Bank where he was a courier. He was always smiling and happy. I also have two of his hand painted rocks. He was always willing to help and leave with a smile on your face. Remember the good times

Jul 27.16 from Joseph DeMarinis:
Ethel and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. we are sending our sincere sympathy. Love Joe and Bev

Jul 27.16 from Melissa:
I remember how GREAT Jerry was, especially with the kids at Conservation Field Days when I worked for Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District.

He not only shared his knowledge but his enthusiasm for Fly Fishing, Trout Fishing, and was so happy to teach. He will be sadly missed. :(
Prayers for his family.

Jul 27.16 from Charlette curtis:
I will miss him , he was a great man. God bless you for being a great father in law

Jul 27.16 from Margaret Evans:
Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He introduced my parents to each other in the late 50's. They always had a fond place for him in their hearts.

Jul 27.16 from Mark Pickard:
What a very nice man! I am going to miss our conversations at the nursing home. Each Tuesday I would visit Jerry and a dear friend of mine. When I was about to leave I would kiss her cheek. Jerry would say to me, "Does your wife know you are doing that?" RIP Jerry Brown!!!

Jul 27.16 from Phil & Teri Schabloski:
Such a kind and gentle man. Phil's love of fly fishing was encouraged by him; and Teri has two of his hand-painted rocks on prominent display....we're fortunate for the forever reminders of a well loved man.

Jul 27.16 from Bob and Rita Conroy:
We purchased many fish from our old buddy Jerry over the years. Also Jerry purchased many Ford vehicles from our dealership, Conroy Motors and we enjoyed his visits.

Jul 27.16 from Jenny Gillogly:
R.I.P. Dear Dad - you were loved by many and you will be missed my many. God will take care of you now. Love, Jenny

Jul 26.16 from John:
RIP to a legend