Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Terrance J. (Terry) Brown

Wellsville, NY - On the morning of Sunday, December 18, 2016, Terrance J. (Terry) Brown lost his year-long battle with cancer. After seeing his daughter Erin married the day before, Terry passed surrounded by the lights and love of his life-wife and three daughters. Terry was born on March 25, 1961 at Jones Memorial Hospital, to James and Joan (Bruckman) Brown. Growing up in Rochester, the family eventually moved back to Wellsville, where Terry graduated from Wellsville Central School in 1980. After graduation, Terry joined the U.S. Air Force. Upon completing his service at home and overseas, Terry returned home before spending several years working and living in several areas of the country. In 1993, Terry married his wife Shelley (Gach) Brown of Wellsville, NY - Terry is survived by his beloved wife Shelley and their three daughters, Gretchen, Erin (Sean Pummell), and Hannah. As well as his mother Joan, sisters Michelle (Gary Perkins), Patricia (Mark McIntosh), Kathleen (Craig Endres), Kelly (Tim Allison), and brother James (Elizabeth).

Terry was also loved by sister in laws Robin (Jon Davenport) Gach and Heidi (Scott) Kotla, several nieces and nephews, and Shawn Cronan and Cody Miller, boyfriends of Gretchen and Hannah, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Always full of energy and ever the protective older brother, Terry’s family was everything to him, and dedicated his life to providing for his wife and daughters.

Terry was predeceased by his father James, grandparents Harvey and Mary Brown, Fred and Almera Bruckman, as well as in-laws Francis and Joyce Gach.

In lieu of services a benefit/memorial to celebrate Terry’s life will be held on January 14, 2017, at the Wellsville Elks Lodge, beginning at 2:00 in the afternoon. More information on the event can be found at To leave online condolences please visit

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