William S. Brown, Sr.

January 9, 1918November 2, 2018

William S. Brown of Albany, New York passed away on November 2, 2018 at the Daughters of Sarah in Albany, N.Y. He was a healthy 100 years old and enjoyed Beverwyck Assisted Living. William was born in Yonkers, New York. He moved to Brevard County in 1979 from Schenectady, New York and moved back to New York in 2011. He loved living in Cocoa Beach for over 35 years.

William served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.

He was retired as an electrician from the Albany Post Office. He was very proud of his time in the Civilian Conservation Corps and his service in the U.S. Navy. He said he was never hurt so it was a great adventure seeing the world.

William is survived by his son, William S. Brown, Jr. and wife Pamela; daughter Karen McIver and husband, Ken; and daughter-in-law Jean Brown, wife of Roger Brown (deceased).

He is also survived by his sister, June Perby and five grandchildren, Kelly Maguire, Ryan Brown and Douglas, Robert and Richard McIver. He had seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his best friend and love of his life, Frances D. Brown and his son, Roger F. Brown.

A funeral service was held at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Cocoa Beach, FL on November 9, 2019, and he was interred in the Florida Memorial Gardens cemetery.

Donations can be made in William’s memory to the Church of St. Lucy and St. Bernadette, Grand Street, Altamont, New York 12009.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018

William S. Brown, Sr.

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Marie Fitzgibbons

November 29, 2018

I will always remember the happy summer visits with the Brown family. Indian Ladder, swimming, hiking and visiting the canal locks. Uncle Bill always opened his house and heart to us. He loved to share stories especially about the Indians. I am glad he lived long healthy life and didn't suffer too much in the end.