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Joseph A. Brown Sr.

October 22, 1954 — October 24, 2020

Joseph A. Brown, Sr., 66, of Wilkes-Barre peacefully passed away at his home on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Born October 22, 1954 in Wilkes-Barre he was a son of Rebecca Gilroy Brown Rushton and the late John W. Brown, Jr.

Joe retired as the owner-operator of Joseph Brown Trucking.

The quintessential family man, he was a hard-working, caring, and loving person who found his greatest joy in helping others with their needs. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren, and the host of surrogate children he accumulated over the years.

A daughter, Elizabeth, sister, Rebecca Grohowski, and brother, John 'Whitey' Brown, preceded him in death.

Joe will be greatly missed by his mother; wife of forty-six years, the former Christine Lingle; children, Nicole and her husband David Staniecki of Plymouth, Jolene and her husband Jeremy Huhn of Dupont, and Joseph A. Brown, Jr. and his wife Samantha of Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, John, Dominic, Vanessa, Elizabeth, Olivia, Rebecca, Tylor, Makayla and Jeremy, Jr.; sisters, Josephine Johnson Fox and her husband Ken of Hanover Township, and Gwen Pezzella and her husband Bill of Nanticoke; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Celebration of Joe's Life will be held Thursday, October 29, 2020 with visitation from 3 to 6 PM at McLaughlin's, 142 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre.

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