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. As a business colleague of Gary’s in the fence industry, it is unmistakable that he was an inspiration to many of us. His cool, calm demeanor commanded respect as did his ideas and dedication for advancing the fence industry. His passion for his family was clear the times we shared a round of golf. I believe those who had the pleasure of working with Gary will remember him for the gentleman he was and the enthusiasm he brought to our profession. I know I personally benefited from his advice and insight and can never be appreciative enough for his counsel. Deepest condolences to the members of the family of such a fine person who will always be an inspiration, thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Our prayers and sympathy are for your whole family. We were sorry to read Gary passed away. Roman and Eleanor Kowalski

  3. So sorry to hear about Gary.
    He was a great classmate and friend at YHS. Our prayers are with the family

  4. We would like to extend our sympathies to Gary’s family. You are all in our prayers. I have many great memories of Gary during our highschool years in Youngsville.

  5. Bart Green says:

    Although Gary and I were not close friends, I remember the times we did share in Youngsville as junior high and high school classmates. Gary was always kind and considerate of all. I am deeply saddened by his untimely passing and extend my prayers and sorrow to the family.

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