Irvin W. "Billy" Brown, age 79, of Mahanoy City, died Monday morning at Ridgeview Healthcare & Rehab in Shenandoah Heights. Born at the former Locust Mountain Hospital he was the son of the late Irvin and Mary (Ashfield) Brown. He was a 1959 graduate of Mahanoy City High School and served with the United States Navy from 1959 to 1962. He had been employed by Reneer Film in Auburn. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his wife the former Susan M. Holman, a daughter Suzanne and a son William. Survivors include his grandchildren John Wronski and fiancé' Jennifer Lott, Macy and Brendan Brown, a great granddaughter Candence Wronski, 2 sisters in law Judy Sanchez and Janice Lotwick and her husband Jerry, a brother in law Fred Holman and his wife Ingrid as well as nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral and interment services at 1 PM Friday at the German Protestant Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. The Rev. Fred T. Crawford will officiate. Contributions in Billy's name to Christ Lutheran Church, PO Box 4, Mahanoy City, PA 17948 would be appreciated by the family. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.
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