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Obituary of Peter F. Brown

Peter F. Brown was an all-around family man who would do anything to make those he loved to feel safe and provided for. He met his wife Ann in a beer tent after they both marched in a parade, him with the Kingsman Drum Corp. The next day they went to a picnic together and remained friends. In contrast, Peter went into the seminary to become a priest. Though Peter’s faith was strong, he decided he loved Ann more than his ambitions to become a priest, and the two were engaged at Chestnut Ridge Park a year later. He loved working with computers and started at Bethlehem Steel with hole punch machinery as a computer analyst. Since he was young, he also worked as a volunteer firefighter. He saved many peoples’ lives, including his daughter Candi’s life after a car accident with CPR. Working a lot and hard was important to Peter as this made it possible to afford a life of leisure for his family. At a time, his children wanted a swimming pool, so he sold his ride-on lawnmower to buy it for them. The family was significant to Peter. He always took time to enjoy vacations off from work, adventuring around the country in their motorhome. They would stop at every tourist attraction and amusement park, seeing places like Mount Rushmore, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Disney, and so much more. Every year they would also visit their trailer at Rainbow Lake and share special time with their grandchildren taking them on canoe rides and playing miniature golf. Peter’s family fondly remembers him as a goofball. His son Brad reflects on his father; “While growing up I may have only focused on his signature stories of Dinky and Dory, and the ubiquitous A blind man picked up a hammer and saw; like his father, he shone with his grandchildren. I remember walking in on him and Malana goofing around, with dad playing a character named Uncle Joe. He and mom also joined Malana as she would create her own satirical news shows, both of them played along with all the silly storylines she would invent. One of the last times we spoke with my dad in the hospital, as the video call was ending, Malana said wait: what do the Eiffel Tower and Ticks have in common? My dad was stumped. Malana proclaimed: they are both ParisSites. Dad laughed and had a huge smile on his face.” Peter enjoyed putting together Lego sets in his free time, doing sudoku and jigsaw puzzles and loved Lionel trains. He also liked going to car shows to look at classic cars. Often, he went to Artpark for the musicals during the summer; he even would help put on the church plays because he loved the theater so much. Peter was a very religious man. Church was a very important part of his life, doing missions for over thirty years. He belonged to the Holy Name Society, St. Vincent DePaul Society, delivered Eucharist at Mercy Hospital, and enjoyed St. John Paul II Seniors using his computer skills to do many things for the club. He will be remembered in his community and missed dearly by his family for all the beautiful ways he touched the lives of those that loved him. Brown, Peter F. December 22, 2021 of Lake View, NY. Beloved husband of Ann (nee Schmittendorf) Brown; devoted father of Brad (Natasha) Brown, Alicia Brown, Candi (Mike) Costanzo, and Melanie (Tony) Shannon; dear father-in-law of Kevin Shanks; cherished grandfather of Mike, Kev, Nick, Jake, Nate, and Malana; loving brother Lu Brown, Tim (Cathy) Brown, and the late Judi (late Matt) Paddy, late Flo (late Dale) Ruhl, and late Susan Brown; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received on Monday January 3rd from 3 – 7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday January 4th at 10 AM at St. John Paul II Church. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Please leave online condolences at
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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, January 3, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
St. John Paul II Church
2052 Lakeview Ave
Lake View, New York, United States
Please Assemble at Church.