John Edward Brown, 51, of Toronto, OH, passed away surrounded by his family at his home Sunday, August 31, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born November 7, 1962, in Steubenville, OH.
John was a dedicated firefighter member of the Toronto Volunteer Fire Department; was a 1982 graduate of Toronto High School and was employed by Amerigas of Aliquippa, PA, as a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip James Brown Sr. in 1984; grandson, Jayden M. Brown in 2009 and sister Lois Ramsey in 2012.
John's survivors are his wife, Tammy Jo (Burr) Brown whom he married October 26, 1985; mother, Mae (Dawson) Brown of Toronto; son, Shawn (Amber) Brown of Toronto, OH; granddaughters, Madison and Paityn Brown of Toronto, OH; brother, Phillip James (Pam) Brown Jr. of Toronto, OH; and sister, Linda Mae (Sam) Beckett of Toronto, OH.
Visitation hours for John will be held 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 3 at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto, OH, where there will be Toronto Fire Department and Toronto Volunteer Fire Department services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A celebration service of John's life will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Josh Elliott officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to John's family.