John “Joe” Brown died Tuesday, May 8, at his Colonia home. He was 71.
Joe was born in Jersey City, and resided in Iselin and Atlantic Highlands before moving to Colonia in 1986. He was employed as a product specialist for WW Grainger Inc. in Cranford for 10 years before his retirement several years ago. Before that, Joe was an auto mechanic for Hilltop AAmco in Iselin.
He was an Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Joe was head coach of the Pop Warner Iselin Giants and a member of the St Cecelia’s Knights of Columbus, Iselin.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Frances Brown, and his brother Alan Brown. Surviving is his wife of 40 years Joyce (Grzybowski) Brown; two sons, Joseph and Paul Brown; and a brother, Ronald Brown; along with three grandchildren: Cody, Nicholas, and Meaghan.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 10, from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm at Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road in Edison.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 11, 9:30 am at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 am Funeral Mass at , Iselin. Interment will be at in Colonia.
Donations in his loving memory can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital at www.mskcc.org. Condolences can be sent to the family at Gosselinfuneralhome@hotmail.com.