Gary Lee Brown

Gary Lee Brown

October 24, 1946 - November 23, 2006

Gary Lee Brown

October 24, 1946 - November 23, 2006


Brown, Gary Lee
Born Oct 24, 1946 in Warren, PA. Son of Ernest and Lois Brown from Youngsville, PA. Husband of Patricia Brown. Brother of Constance McDaniel and Robert Brown. Father of Candice Aubuchon, Aaron Brown, Alysia Brown and Erik Brown. Grandfather of Andrew and Haleigh Aubuchon and Noah Brown.

Gary was born Oct 24, 1946 in Warren, PA and grew up and lived his childhood years inYoungsville, PA. After meeting his beautiful wife, Patricia at Youngstown State University, the two of them decided to leave their families and moved to California in 1979 to raise their own family. Gary opened his own business, Commercial Fence & Iron Works in 1986, which currently operates in the city of Norwalk, CA. While successfully managing his business, he was also an active member of the Southern California Chapter of the American Fence Association. After completing his work at the state level, Gary moved on to become the president of the American Fence Association, a national organization, where he inspired others to look forward at what the fence industry could become. During his presidency, Gary championed the unification of the local and national chapter as well as established the association’s first scholarship program. Gary’s hard work and unparalleled professionalism will be carried on by his family as they continue to run Commercial Fence & Iron Works with the same enthusiasm Gary displayed.

Gary is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Candice; sons, Aaron and Erik; his three grandchildren, Andrew, Noah and Haleigh. Gary was preceded in death by his daughter Alysia.

Gary lived his life in service of others. Throughout his 60 years, Gary played the role of husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, coach, teacher, mentor and friend. There were many that considered him a father although they may not have been related. He was always first to volunteer for church functions, school fundraisers and industry related programs. Gary’s circle family and friends extends beyond imagination.

Touching so many lives without ever asking for anything in return was Gary’s way of showing all of us the teachings of His Lord, whom has graciously rejoined Gary and his daughter Alysia in eternal happiness.

Thank you Gary for everything you did for us. We miss you deeply!

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 ~ 6:00 pm at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, CA.

A Vigil will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 ~ 7:00 pm at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, CA.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2006 ~ 10:30 am at St. Kilian Catholic Church in Mission Viejo, CA. Graveside Service will immediately follow at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following choices:

Please make checks payable to: Southern California Special Olympics
Gary Lee Brown Memorial Fund
California Chapter AFA
1570 Boulder Creek Road
Oceanside, CA 92056

Payable to: Santa Margarita Catholic High School – Athletic Dept.
Memo line: ?Football – Lacrosse?
Gary Brown Fund
22062 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Attn: Athletic Dept.

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23 responses to Gary Lee Brown

  1. Len Thompson says:

    Deepest sympathy.

    YHS class of 1965

  2. I’m sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Attending a small school such as YHS, most of us have touched each other’s lives in some way.

    Class of 1966

  3. Tom Taydus says:

    I knew Gary growing up in Youngsville. I am sad to hear of his passing. He will be missed by those of us who knew him growing up in a great town. I will keep his family in my prayers

  4. To Gary’s Family,

    I was very saddened by the news of Gary’s passing. Gary has always been regarded as one of the genuinely nice guys from our little hometown. As one of the “town kids”, I extend my deepest sympathy to you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I would like to extend my sympathies to the family at this time. Gary was such a wonderful part of my life in Youngsville. We went our separate ways, but when we met recently, we shared good memories and I had the thought that our paths would cross again, one day soon. Sad to say, that didn’t happen. I’ll cherish my memories of Gary; he was such a kind and decent man, and he’ll be missed. I think all of us in his Class of ’64 are thinking that life is fragile and we just have to make the most of each and every day. My thoughts are with you, Patti and Connie and families.

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