Thomas J. Brown
July 10, 1929 – May 10, 2013
J. Brown of Waukesha died at Waukesha Springs on Friday, May 10, 2013,
at the age of 83. He was born July 10, 1929, in Milwaukee, to John H.
and Agnes (nee Flatley) Brown.
With his parents, he moved to Waukesha in 1940. He attended St. Joseph
grade school and then graduated from Waukesha High School in 1947. On
Sept. 5, 1953, he married the former Irene Jablonski in her hometown of
Brookfield, Ill. Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
in the Counter Intelligence Corps. After returning from war, he managed
Photo Copy and Camera until 1969. He was a salesman for various
companies until he retired in 1988. He was a member at St. Mary Catholic
Church and all four of Tom’s sons attended St. Mary’s grade school.
He will be missed by his wife, Irene of Waukesha, and their children,
Timothy T. (Roberta) Brown of Milwaukee, Christopher T. (Sue) Brown of
Lake Wiley, South Carolina and Peter T. Brown of Waukesha. Also
surviving are his beloved grandchildren, Ian, Stephanie and Paige, all
of Lake Wiley, S.C.; his brother, Dan Brown of Chatham, Mass.; sisters,
Kathleen (George) Roedenberg of Richmond, Va., Ellen (Duke) Slack of
Naperville, Ill., and Jane (Jack) Bauer of Bernardsville, N.J.; and
nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, T. Kevin, in 1990; four brothers,
Joe, Patrick, Jack and Jim; and a sister, Mary.
Visitation will be at Randle- Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand
Ave., Waukesha on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until the service
begins at noon. The Rev. Bill Key will preside.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is
honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the
funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at
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