Thomas J. Brown

July 10, 1929 – May 10, 2013

Thomas 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 www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.