Virgil L. “Buck” Brown

May 24, 2022
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Stanley- Virgil L. “Buck” Brown, age 86, died Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

          Services will be private.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Fire Dept., P.O. Box 481, Stanley, NY 14561.

          “Buck” was born Oct. 23, 1935 in Bluffton, Indiana, the son of the late Lloyd and Mary Poling Brown. 

          He married Audrey Hurlbutt on Oct. 18, 1958 and they lovingly enjoyed their life together for 63 ½ years.  He also spent 27 years working for the Seneca-Gorham Telephone Company, retiring in 1992.

          Buck enjoyed many activities throughout his years to include hunting, fishing, golfing, and he was an accomplished woodworker.  He had an interest in classic cars and lovingly restored his 1954 Ford truck back to mint condition.  Buck was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey;  four children, Scott and wife (Amy) Brown, Tammy Brown, Laurie and husband (Bob) Newman, Tracy and husband (Bob) Janeski;  four grandchildren, Abbey Brown, Sam Brown, Jennifer Sanchez and Brandon Barnes;  seven great-grandchildren, Heaven Berry, Meyanna Johnson,  Rileigh, Jalynn and Rikki Sanchez, Serena and Aria Barnes; sister, Marjorie Mowery; and several nieces and nephews.

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Norm Lee from Bradenton,Fl. 34209 on May. 28, 2022

To the Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Buck was a great man and Friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was talented individual. Great Stanley man! RIP

Sylvia Spoor from Canandaigua NY on May. 28, 2022

Audrey and family,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. We were so lucky to have all of you as the best of neighbors. I remember Buck as the kindest person with that great smile of his. May he RIP.

Lisa Paulison from Middlesex NY on May. 28, 2022

My heart and prayers to your mom and your family.
I have fond memories of your dad.
Lisa (Hey) Paulison

Lisa Paulison from NY on May. 28, 2022

My heart and prayers to you and your family
I have fond memories of your dad
Lisa (Hey) Paulison

Phyllis Ryan from Canandaigua NY on May. 28, 2022

My sincerest condolences to Audrey and family! I am keeping you all in my prayers? May you be comforted knowing he is at peace and with his new, healed body dancing in heaven with those who have gone before him? May God hold you all in His loving arms during this time✝️

Phyllis Linehan from Clifton Springs,NY on May. 29, 2022

Audi and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Buck. I have such fond memories of him that still put a smile on my face!
Hugs to all of you,
Phyllis (Tichenor) Linehan

John Turner from Stanley New York on Jun. 1, 2022

Stanley has lost a great man. He was so proud of his vintage truck! Our thoughts and prayers for the Browns and Hurlbutts dealing with this tremendous loss.

Carleen (Fish)Pierce from Stanley, NY on Jun. 28, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. We are extending our deepest sympathy to your entire family.

Nancy ONeil from Matthews, NC 28105 on Aug. 26, 2023

We want to express our sympathy to Audrey and family. I graduated with her from Gorham Central and remembered her from years ago and cheerleading practice. I pray you are well.
Nancy Goodsell ONeil

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