John Brown

TORONTO – John Edward Brown, age 51 of Toronto, passed away at his home Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 7, 1962 in Steubenville.

He was a 1982 graduate of Toronto High School and was employed by Amerigas of Aliquippa, Pa., as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip James Brown Sr.; and a grandson, Jayden M. Brown in 2009.

Survivors include his wife, Tammy Jo (Burr) Brown; mother Mae (Dawson) Brown of Toronto; son, Shawn Brown of Toronto; two granddaughters; brother, Phillip James Brown Jr. of Toronto; and a sister, Linda Mae Beckett of Toronto.

Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto, where there will be Toronto Fire Department and Toronto Volunteer Fire Department services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

A celebration service of his life will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Josh Elliott officiating.