James R. Brown, Sr., 82, of Paradise, passed on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
Born in Lancaster on September 27, 1934 to the late James and Dorothy (Lewis) Brown. He was raised in Strasburg and graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School, class of 1952.
He proudly served in the US Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1962.
James was a bricklayer, starting with Ed Witmer, Carl Ragan, B&D Masonry and finally Joe Phipps. He was proud of his military service, his work, career and his many friends and family.
James is survived by a son, James R. Brown, Jr. of Paradise and a sister, Shirley Lefever of West Lampeter, and many friend and relatives. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Doris (Werhel) Brown and a son, Jeffrey R. Brown.
There will be a viewing on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 6 until 8 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. Interment will take place on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 170 Charles Road, Lancaster, PA.