The Family of James Brown, Lifelong West Caldwell Resident and Past Jaycees President, Have Announced His Death
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The family of James J. Brown have announced that he passed away peacefully on Thursday at the age of 80. His family and friends are deeply saddened by their loss and the community will mourn his absence.
Jim was born in Orange to Walter and Roberta Brown. He attended Saint Benedicts Preparatory School and graduated from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. After serving in the US Army, he married Patricia Thomas and they raised their family in West Caldwell.
For 30 years, Jim was a Vice President of Sales with CECO Corporation and then moved to Scandia Corporation in Fairfield from where he retired in 2010. Jim was well-known in the community: he was a longtime member of St. Aloysius Church, Past President of the Jaycees and past Chairman of the Boys Scouts Troop 9.
"Jim was always the life of the party," a family member commented.
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The memorial arrangements for James Brown are as follows:
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Codey & Jones Funeral Home of Caldwell. Notes of sympathy may be written to the family online here.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lahey Liver Fund would be greatly appreciated: