Leon Brown, a longtime Rockaway resident, died December 28.
Brown was born on November 25, 1917 in Jackson, Tennessee. He retired in 1989 after more than 20 years as a respiratory therapist at Roosevelt Hospital. He served in the Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; daughters, Diane, Juanita and Ladinia; son, Leon Jr.; grandchildren, Raymonde, Catherine, Jerry, Kevin, Derryl, Danielle, Malik and Emily; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.