wilmer  brown, jr.
Wilmer R. "Brownie" Brown, Jr., 79, of Weirton, passed away Monday, August 31, 2009 in the Acuity Specialty Hospital, Steubenville, OH. Born December 8, 1929 in Weirton, he was a son of the late Wilmer and Amelia Charlier Brown, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his son Michael Gene Brown, brother Larry Brown and sisters Janet Carnahan and Betty Summers. Mr. Brown retired from Weirton Steel, where he worked as a pipefitter in the Blast Furnace Department. He was Protestant by faith and a member of the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club. In his spare time, Brownie always enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and playing horseshoes with family and friends. Wilmer is survived by his wife Edith Rector Brown; son William Brown; daughter Karen LaMantia and her husband Joseph; brothers Allen Brown and his wife Andrea and Tom Brown all of Weirton; sisters Mae Agnes of Tampa, FL and Rose Dotson and her husband Sam of Wellsville, OH; sister-in-law Betty Brown of Weirton; grandchildren Rich and Sherry Brown, Gina and Janna LaMantia and Josh Seigley; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton where funeral services will be celebrated 11:00AM Thursday. Pastor Darrell Maze will preside. Interment will be in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1299 Pineview Drive, Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Aunt Edith, Lu and I are truly sorry to hear of Uncle Sonny’s passing. Regretfully, we can’t make it in for the services but we wanted you to know that we’re praying for your family’s comfort and healing. Love, Bud and Luanna

  2. I send my regrets and prayers to the family of Sonny. I grew up with Sonny and we were life long friends. I never saw a fault in him and I valued his friendship. He was a great athlete and a caring and trusted friend. I will always have room for him in my prayers and I hope those who knew him will do the same. God Bless You All…Coke

  3. Dear Edith, I will miss Uncle Sonny as will Bob, and my Mom Mae, I will never forget his long beard,his great laugh and how he would make a person so welcome. He had great stories and jokes about his life. He was a lucky man to have you as a good wife for all of your years together. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Deb

  4. Dear Edie, I was so sorry to hear about Sonny. I always enjoyed seeing you guys at our family reunion. You are in my prayers. Love, Virginia Loy Saloka

  5. I would like to say that I am sorry for the pain that you are feeling. Since I lost my son 10 months again, the only thing I can say is, we are blessed to have our loved ones in our life as long as they are given to us. Wilmer always remembered me at the office. I loved his smile, I liked to torment him! I will think of him with a smile.

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