William “Bill” A. Brown passed away on Sunday (January 6, 2019) at age 80.
Family and friends may call on Thursday (January 10) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., following the calling hours. Interment will be held privately.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the Livingston County CNR, Activities Fund, 11 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.
He was born on January 30, 1938 to Benjamin and Ruth Brown who predeceased him. Bill attended Geneva High School and graduated in 1955. While in school, he was an accomplished wrestler and won the sectional title. He always had a love of sports which lasted his entire life. Bill graduated from SUNY Oswego with a teaching degree and earned his Master’s Degree at SUNY Buffalo. Bill had a 34 year teaching career at the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School district where he taught industrial arts, carpentry, drafting, and architectural design. He was an advisor for ski club, a coach, and helped many students learn how to drive. Bill had a love of the outdoors, was an avid hunter, golfer, skier, card player, and Christmas tree farmer.
Survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann (Briggs) Brown; son, Gary (Carla) Brown of Henrietta; and daughter, Dana Brown (Mike Witkousky) of Conesus; grandsons Benjamin and David Brown; brother, Richard Brown of Fla.; one niece, two nephews, and many other loving family and friends.