Died: October 23, 2012
James A. Brown, 81, of Roselle Park, NJ passed away at the Center for Hope
Hospice in Scotch Plains, NJ on Tuesday October 23, 2012. Funeral Service will be on Saturday October 27, 2012 at the Rossi Funeral Home, 1937 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ at 9:30 AM with interment to follow at Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth, NJ. Visiting will be on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. For more information and to leave letters of condolence please go to www.therossifuneralhome.com. Mr. Brown was born in Newark, NJ and lived in Union, NJ until moving to Roselle Park, NJ 50 years ago. He was a 1949 graduate of Union High School and received a Business Degree from Upsala College in East Orange in 1956. From 1949 to 1953 he worked for the FBI in Newark, NJ where he met his wife Joann. From 1954 to 1957 he was a police officer with the Union Police Department. In 1958, along with his wife Joann, they founded the James A. Brown Agency, Inc. where he worked as an Insurance Agent until retiring in 1997. For the past 28 years has served on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Union County and for the past six years has served on the Board of Managers of the Union County Savings Bank. He was the son the late James and Mildred (Mutz) Brown. Mr. Brown was the beloved husband of 58 years to Joann G. (Golightly) Brown, devoted father of Jeffrey J. Brown and Jill E. Waters and her husband Jack, Cherished grandfather of Jennifer Waters and cousin of Betty Hoagland. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Union County, 1050 Jeanette Avenue Union, NJ 07083 in Mr. Brown’s memory would be appreciated.