Wellsville, NY - Harold F. Brown Jr. of the Stannards Road passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Buffalo VA Center. He was born on January 18, 1935 in Wellsville to Harold F. and Helen Ruth (Willard) Brown Sr. On October 7, 1955 in Wellsville he married Louise E. LaPolt who survives.
Harold was a long time resident of Wellsville who served in the US Air Force from 1955 till 1959 as a Staff Sergeant. He worked for 33 years at Acme Electric from where he retired in 1999. Harold was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville, The University Lodge number 230 of the Free and Accepted Masons, The Royal Arch Masons Lodge number 143 and the American Legion Post 702. After his retirement he and Louise enjoyed to travel. They traveled with their camper to 46 of the lower 48 states, enjoyed two trips to Alaska and a trip to England and Scotland. Harold was an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt and fish. He especially enjoyed fly fishing in the Genesee River. After returning to Wellsville he built his own work shop next to his home and became known to his neighbors as someone who was always available to help build or repair most anything. He will be remembered to many as a world class handyman.
Surviving besides his wife Louise: a son, Todd F. (Marylise) Brown of Virginia Beach, VA.; a grandson, William Brown of Virginia Beach, VA.; 3 sisters, Kathi Twombly of Danbury CT., Susan Willard of Olean and Dorothy (Robert) Gibson of Hornell; several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville from 11 am to 1 pm at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Stan Scoville presiding. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery and memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.