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Daniel Brown

December 8, 1931 July 22, 2019
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Daniel “Dan” Brown, 87, of Allentown, PA formerly of Irvington and Newark, New Jersey made his transition on
Monday July 22, 2019, in the Cranford Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Cranford, NJ where he was
temporarily located during a recent illness. He is predeceased by Doris (Fleming) Brown, his wife of 58 years.
Born in Abbeville, AL on December 8, 1931, Daniel is the son of the late Freeman Brown and Albina (Danzey) Brown.
He lived with his grandmother, mother, his siblings, his aunt Omay and her children on a farm where they performed
sharecropper work. His family relocated to Newark NJ when he was 9 years old and he attended the Newark School
System. He dropped out of school in the 10th grade and eventually joined the United States Air Force in 1952, where
he served in the Korean War. When Daniel finished his tour of duty in Korean he completed his service stationed in Big
Springs, TX at the Web Air Force Base where he eventually married his childhood sweetheart and his first child, Rodney
was born.
After his Honorable Discharge from the Air Force Daniel returned to Newark, New Jersey with his newborn son and
wife Doris. They briefly lived with his mother-in-law, Sadie Fleming, before renting apartments in Newark where is
daughter Pamela and his second son Daniel Jr. was born. Eventually, they bought their first home in Irvington, NJ and
in retirement sold the Irvington home and paid cash for their “retirement” home in Allentown, PA. During Daniel’s years
of employment he worked at Hatfield Wire and Cable in Hillside and then Linden, NJ where he eventually ascended to
the position of Foreman supervising the night shift. He worked there for 27 years before the plant closed. During his
brief unemployment he worked part time at a Nursery, helping customers design landscaping at homes in affluent areas
in northern, New Jersey. Eventually, he was recommended for a foreman’s position at Okonite Wire in North Brunswick
on the midnight shift where he worked for 13-14 years before retiring at the age of 62.
Daniel was an industrious youngster and often spoke about earning his own money from the age of 7. He would smile
when he shared stories of buying his own coffee and sugar as a preteen and would loan his grandmother coffee and sugar
with a caveat: “Grandma, you have to pay me back!” As a teen he worked in a laundromat and as an adult he worked in
landscaping, drove an 18 wheel truck during a union strike on his new job at Hatfield Wire and Cable. Daniel also
volunteered his time and served as a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Amity Village #1, part of a
Housing and Urban Development affiliated organization which provided affordable housing to families. When his
mother, Albina Brown, became disabled and required long term care, Daniel volunteered his services at the Newark
Extended Care Facility, where she was placed. He served as a liaison between the administration of the facility, the
patients and their family members. Daniel was recognized for his volunteer work with separate dinners in his honor and
received plaques from both organizations. He was also a member of an investment club with some of his childhood
friends. They enjoyed handsome returns on their investment before the club was disbanded.
During their long and loving marriage, Daniel enjoyed playing cards with his wife Doris and other family members,
which included Aubrey and Forrest Fleming, Colia and Betty Hunter, and others. They would often play cards from
early evening until sunrise the next morning and oftentimes made breakfast for their card playing guest. Dan and Doris
both shared a passion for gardening. Daniel can best be described as a calm, thoughtful, dependable, and resourceful
individual. He was, what you can call, “a man’s man.” He loved all of his children and grandchildren, and would offer
any assistance he could to help. Dan also loved all of his family members unconditionally, who would all agree they
benefitted from his wisdom and steady presence.
Survivors: Son, Rodney K Brown (Valerie) of Plainfield, NJ; Daughter, Dana Paris-Jones (Darrell) of Goose Creek, NC;
Grandchildren, Marquel Parker of Delaware, Jamar Brown of Johnstown, PA; Dion Parker of Newark, NJ; David
McClair of New Jersey, Candice N Brown of Montclair, NJ, Nikiyah Linton of Newark, NJ; Maliyah Brown of Conyers,
GA; and a host of Great-Grandchildren; Sister, Betty Hunter of Irvington, NJ; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased by his wife Doris I. Brown of Allentown, PA; his daughter Pamela Brown of East Orange, NJ; Son Daniel
Brown of Allentown, PA, and Granddaughter Lisa Parker of Orange, NJ; Sister Martha Williams of Newark, NJ; Sister
Zola Brown of Newark, NJ; Brother Harvey Brown of Newark, NJ; Brother Johnny Brown of NC.


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