SALINEVILLE - John R. Brown, 66, of Salineville Road West, died Wednesday evening at Salem Community Hospital.
He was born June 24, 1946, in Salineville, the son of the late Raymond and Mable Maley Brown.
He lived all his life in the Salineville area and served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969. He retired from Republic Steel in February 2012. He was at one time a volunteer for the Salineville Fire Department, and when he was younger worked at the Kerr Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years Dorothy Hill Brown at home; two sons, John (Nan) Brown and Robert Brown, both of Salineville; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kerr-Pastore Funeral Home in Salineville with Fred O. May officiating, where full military honors will be accorded by the Salineville American Legion John Adams Post 442.
The family will be present to receive family and friends from 2 to 4 on Saturday, before the memorial service.
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