David J. Brown 92, Cresson died July 5, 2019 at UPMC Altoona. Born June 19, 1927 in Lilly the son of the late Edward and Regina (McNally) Brown. Preceded in death by his wife the former Irene Roberts on Jan. 28, 2011, brothers, Patrick, Edward, Raymond, Kenneth and Quentin and sisters Kathleen Homolish and Mary Florence Ruffley. Survived by Children, Marcie Brown and David (Kathleen), grandchildren Pam Wyland and Ryan Brown and a great-grandson Andrew Wyland, sister Winifred McLucas, special nephew Randy Roberts and his canine companion Bella. A graduate of Lilly-Washington High School. Navy Veteran of WWII and Korean War. Owned and operated his own carpentry business which he started in 1975, for the last 44 years. Member of Lilly American Legion, Sankertown VFW and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows-Johnstown. Dave enjoyed gardening, carpentry, reading, poetry, politics and his farm. Member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Cresson where Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm Tuesday the Rev. Leo Arnone and Msgr. Bernard Przybocki celebrants. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 pm Monday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church Street, Gallitzin. Legion of Mary will recite the rosary Monday. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 442 Main St, Suite 202, Johnstown, PA 15901. Military rites by Sankertown VFW, Lilly American Legion and other local military organizations. gibbonsfunerals.com
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