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Gary E. Brown

Gary E. Brown, 58, of Cumberland, OH, passed away Saturday Jan. 4, 2014, of complications from the flu and pneumonia.

Born Feb. 4, 1955,in Cleveland, he was a son of Barbara Beduhn and Lynn F. Brown.

Gary grew up in Chardon, later living in Windsor, Pierpont, Carrollton and Cumberland.

For years he had his own trucking company in northern Ohio. He enjoyed driving trucks, working on the farm and in the woods.  Being in the woods, sitting around the campfire with his family and friends, and taking care of animals, including rescuing animals, were some of his favorite things to do. Wherever he lived, he made many friends as he enjoyed talking to and meeting people. He loved a good story, and better yet, loved to tell one.
    
He is survived by his lifetime partner, Janet Teichman; his mother, Barbara Brown, of Ashtabula; brothers, Greg (Jocelyn) Brown of Yoder, WY, and Mark L. Brown (funeral director) of Fairport Harbor; sister, Cathy (David) Dewey of Ashtabula; nephews John and Michael Dewey; and a niece Carrie (Mrs. Jason) Ellison.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lynn F. Brown.

A memorial gathering will be held from 12 - 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 in St. Mary Church Hall, 103 N. Maple St., Orwell, OH 44076, where an Appreciation Of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to The Ashtabula County Humane Society P. O. Box 422 Jefferson, OH 44047.

Arrangements by Mark L. Brown Funeral Service.