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Stanley E. Brown, 89, of Bennett Road, passed away Tuesday evening, March 20, 2018 at Albany Medical Center.
Born on September 16, 1928 in Utica, he was the son of the late Howard H. and Leone O. (Thayer) Brown. Following his graduation from Port Leyden Central School, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served during World War II as a Boatswain's Mate, Second Class. He earned the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Asiatic Pacific and Good Conduct Medals prior to his honorable discharge on September 15, 1949.
He returned to the Utica area working various jobs, and moved to the Indian Lake area in 1956. Stanley led the work crew that built Blue Mountain Access Road in 1958. He then began working in the logging industry where he continued for many years. Know by many as an accomplished machinist, he could fix anything or rebuild parts for any piece of equipment.
Stanley was a member of the Parker-Benton American Legion Post 1392, Indian Lake and several area hunting clubs including Cedar River Club/Deer Valley Club and Buell Valley Club.
His enjoyments included hunting, snowmobiles, fishing and tinkering on anything that needed fixing.
He was predeceased by his parents; two sons: Albert E. Brown and John R. Brown; siblings: Lucille, Francis, Herbert, and W. Arthur Brown.Survivors include his children, Stanley E. "Ed" Brown, Jr. of Indian Lake, Sheila Doherty of Blue Mountain Lake, Lesley Ann Lawrence of Albany, Nancy L. Brown of Blue Mountain Lake; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; the mothers of his children, Helen C. McNamara of Clifton Park and Florence E. Brown of Blue Mountain Lake; a sister-in-law, Elva Brown of Indian Lake.
In keeping with Stanley's wishes, there are no calling hours scheduled.
Graveside services will be conducted later this spring at Cedar River Cemetery, Indian Lake.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stanley's memory may be directed to the Parker Benton American Legion Post 1392, PO Box 699, Indian Lake, NY 12842 or to the Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 39, Indian Lake, NY 12842.
No Visitation Scheduled
Graveside services to be announced in the spring