TUPPER LAKE - Donald Lawrence Brown, 81, of Harvest, Ala., passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama.
Mr. Brown was born in Tupper Lake on May 24, 1930, to Robert and Valeda (LaFountain) Brown.
Mr. Brown joined the Tupper Lake Fire Dept at a young age and was past chief and served 38 years in the department. He was a manager for RaeOil and later retired from Hyde Fuel in 1990.
He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James and Roy Brown.
He is survived by his wife Joan (Dwight) Brown of Harvest; one daughter, Alicia Rouleau and husband Guy of Broadalbin; three sons: Raymond and his wife Claire of Tupper Lake, Douglas of Atlanta, Ga., and Steven and his wife Sue of Harvest, Ala.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister Joyce Earle of Tupper Lake and one brother Robert Brown Jr. of Tupper Lake.
There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Mr. Brown's name are asked to consider the Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Dept.
Online condolences may be made at www.stuartfortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.