Charles A. Brown

1938 - 2018

SODUS POINT, NY – Charles A. Brown, 80 of Sodus Point, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 17, 2018, at Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, NY.

He was born July 8, 1938, in Walton, NY, the son of John Francis and Mary (Denham) Brown.

Charles married Carol Beecher on September 8, 1962, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Walton, and together they had five children.

After graduating in 1956 from Walton High School-where he played baseball and basketball-he attended Siena College, graduating from there in 1961 with a BBA degree and a major in accounting, and later became a Certified Public Accountant. After graduation from college Charles was employed by Price Waterhouse & Co. in New York City for five years. He then worked for many years in the controllership function for several medium size companies, and ended his career as a self-employed financial consultant. 

He lived in several locations in the mid-Atlantic region, including Walton, NY, Goshen, NY and Moorestown, NJ. After he retired, Charles and Carol spent winters at their residence in The Villages, FL. 

Charles loved his family and enjoyed golf, genealogy, reading and travel, especially to Europe. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Orange County, NY Genealogical Society, the Villages, FL Genealogical Society and the Walton Historical Society. 

He is survived by Carol, his wife of 55 years; his five children, Dr. Matthew (Maria) Brown of Horseheads, NY, Michael Brown of Boulder, CO, Beth (Eric) Foertsch of Weston, CT, Patrick (Kelly) Brown of Boulder, CO, and Kathleen (Andrew) Chigounis of Moorestown, NJ; nine grandchildren, Brian, Sean and Patrick Brown, Clare, Daren and Andrew Foertsch, and Isabelle, Abigail and James Chigounis; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his brother, Robert.

Services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown, NY.

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