LAKE PLACID - Edward Louis Brown, 60, of Lake Placid, died unexpectedly Monday, May 28, 2012 at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.
Mr. Brown was born May 6, 1952 in Norwalk, Conn. He was the son of the late John and the late Beatrice (Coutermash) Brown.
He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War earning the rank of Sargent. During his time of service to our country Ed earned several medals and ribbons to include National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, W/Device, Vietnam Commendation. Phillipines Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal W/2* Meritorious Mast, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon W3*, Humanitarian Service Medal and Naval Unit Citation Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal.
He retired from Federal Correctional Institution, Ray Brook in 2005 where he had worked as a Correctional Officer. Ed was a former member of the Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club, and former President of Plattsburgh HOG Chapter. While in the motorcycle clubs he participated in fund raisers for charitable organizations like Make-a-Wish Foundation. He was the Vice President of Third World Posse Motorcycle Club, a new club in the Adirondacks. He loved the outdoors, his animals and riding his Harley Davidson.
He is survived by his wife: Dr. Ann Gilbertson, of Lake Placid, NY; his daughter, Rachel Brown and her three children, Victor Pizarro, Sebastyen Pizarro and Nadiya Brown all of Plattsburgh, NY; his brother William Brown and his wife Molly of Palm Springs Beach, FL and one sister, Beatrice Morris and her husband Mark of Georgia. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins, two dogs and two cats.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 1 at the M. B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid with an American Legion Prayer Service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Post 326, Lake Placid will officiate. This will be followed by a funeral Service offered by Chaplain Anders Pedersen.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in memory of Mr. Brown be made to Tri Lakes Humane Society.
Relatives and friends are invited to "Light a Candle" and share a memory, story and a prayer for the family on our website at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com .