Kevin Brown

Obituary of Kevin J. Brown

Kevin J. "Jake" Brown, 63, of Clifford Township, PA, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at home.   


Born February 28, 1957 in Eureka, CA, he was the son of the late Joseph Brown, Sr. and Clara DeFazio Brown Scalzo.


Jake was a 1975 graduate of Mountain View High School. A gifted athlete, he excelled in baseball, was captain of the soccer team, and a PIAA District Champion wrestler and a recipient of the Rush Simons Outstanding Athlete Award. He retired after 16 years from PennDot and was a faithful member of the Parker Hill Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid Phillies fan. He was also a skilled carpenter and mason. 


He enjoyed "playing ball" with his dog Riley and a kind and gentle man, Jake loved time spent with his family and friends.


He is survived by three children: Ryan Brown and companion Brittany Kuttrubis of Union Dale, PA, Matthew Brown and companion Rose Lowry of Jermyn, PA, and Rebekah Brown and companion Matt Snyder of Scranton, PA; two granddaughters: Cali Mae and Korah Ensley Brown; two sisters: Becky Halcomb and husband John of Brandon, FL, and Clare Keijer and husband Dirk of DeLand, FL; two brothers: Joseph Brown, Jr. and wife Mary of Clifford, PA and Dennis Brown and wife Chrissy of Parrish, FL; longtime companion: Diane "DeeDee" Miller of Clifford Township, PA; former wife: Jeanette Brown of Jermyn, PA, and nieces and nephews.


A drive by viewing was held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, PA. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Donations in Jake's name were made to the Parker Hill Church, 933 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Scranton, PA 18508.

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Drive By Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services
18 Airport Road, P.O. Box 231
Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 222-3100


Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
400 Route 106
Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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