First Posted: 3/21/2012
James C. Brown, 73, of Clarks Summit and Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, March 15, at his Clarks Summit home. He was the husband of the former Mary D. Cawley. The couple had been married since Nov. 28, 1964.Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Scranton, son of the late James O. and Frances Wivell Brown, he spent winters in Orlando since 2008. He was a 1956 graduate Scranton Central High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton. He honorably served in the Army. He had been CEO, owner-operator of James O. Brown Inc. through 1987. James O. Brown Inc., a food brokerage company, had been established in 1948 by his late father. In 1988, Jim merged his company with a Philadelphia company and formed Brown, Delgrosso, Morrison Inc. and served as CEO. He also served as CEO of Inter Cities Cold Storage in Pittston.He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit; the Country Club of Scranton, Clarks Summit; and Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club, Orlando.The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Sacred Heart for its exceptional care and Andrew Brown Drug Store for its wonderful service.Also surviving are three sons, James O. II and wife, Jennifer, Clarks Summit; David J. and wife, Lisa Jo, Philadelphia; and Dennis M., Jacksonville, Fla.: a daughter, Denise Fuller and husband, Steve, Orlando; and a sister, Alice Manley and husband, Edward J. II., Waverly.He was also preceded in death by his father’s second wife, Anne Culkin Brown, on March 9, 2009.A memorial Mass will be Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Benedict, 1800 Newton-Ransom Blvd., Newton Twp., to be celebrated by Monsignor James J. McGarry, pastor, Our Lady of the Snows Parish. Entombment, Cathedral Cemetery.The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, 10 to 10:45 a.m., at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509; or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes- Barre, PA 18702.Arrangements are being made by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit.To send an online condolence, visit www.jennings calvey.com.