ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jack Brown 87 years old , born on November 15, 1923 and passed away on October 19, 2011. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Adam Brown on October 20, 2012
Dear grandpa i think of you all the time.... I cant believe its been a year that youve been in heaven with grandma. i miss you! Love, Adam
Posted by KC Brown on October 19, 2012
Dad I can't believe we've been without you for a whole year. You and mom are never far from my thoughts. I'm so grateful we all love Jesus, because I know I'll see you both again, and that brings me peace. I sure do miss you guys. XXXOOO KC :)
Posted by Jillian Justin on October 19, 2012
Grandpa, I can't believe it's been a year. I think about you often and miss you so much. You are always remembered. I love you!
Posted by Gene Price on November 23, 2011
When word came that Jack had passed I was deeply saddened.
Due to Jack's kindness I was allowed to do a daily radio show on AFRTS for almost 23 years. His wonderful, winning smile and sense of humor will be missed by all!
Thanks, Jack, for all the great years!
Posted by Mary Montclaire on November 17, 2011
As General Manager at KCSN, Mr. Brown was someone to emulate.
Same as radio waves, his positive influence will exist forever.

- Barbara Sylvia
 Former KCSN volunteer
Posted by Michael Anglado on October 31, 2011
I had the pleasure of working with Jack Brown when he owned The Don Martin School, what a sweet gentle presence he was. Always a smile and that wave. The world is less bright, less cheerful and a less friendly place in his absence.
Posted by Andrea Bakalar on October 28, 2011
To my best friend, K.C. and her wonderful family: One of my earliest and fondest childhood memories of Jack was watching him holding onto K.C.'s hands and twirling her on the front lawn of their Kinzie St. home. What a wonderful man he was and what wonderful children he raised. You will be missed by all who had the enormous pleasure of your company. Love, hugs and kisses, Andrea Bakalar.
Posted by Rick Eaton on October 27, 2011
Very sorry to hear about Mr. Brown's passing. I spent many hours at their home growing up. He instilled in me and interest in Short wave radio. My best to Steve, Chris, Patrick and KC.
Posted by Bradley Eastman on October 27, 2011
Our prayers are with you, from the Eastman Family. We know what you are going through, as our Dad passed away a year ago May. Remember they are always be with us, each time we say something that we hated to hear them say.
Posted by Tom Conwell on October 24, 2011
I am blessed and privileged to have Jack in my life. A true gentleman and always greeted me a smile and a sincere, "How are you?" We love you and will miss you! God Bless Jack Brown and the Brown Family.
Posted by Steve Davies on October 24, 2011
I met Jack a few times but every time he always had a bright smile on his face. I pray for the family that the Lord will lift them up and send His Grace and Mercy to fill up their hearts in this time of Jacks passing to the perfect place that Jesus has prepared for him. God Bless
Posted by Andrea Joseph on October 23, 2011
I was honored to have had the chance to meet Mr. Brown. He always had a smile, everytime I saw him. I will never forget the sparkle in his eyes, when he sang Christmas carols with the kids. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to the Brown family.
Posted by Jillian Justin on October 23, 2011
Grandpa,
Thank you for taking care of me growing up. I have cherrished every memory. I miss you already. It has been an honor to be your grand daughter. Give grandma a xoxoxo.
Posted by Terrence Mayer on October 23, 2011
More than anything else I shall remember Jack as a true gentleman. He had a rare gift for making everyone feel as though they were the most important person he had ever spoken with. We'll miss you, Jack.
Posted by Tim Brown on October 23, 2011
I am blessed to be part of a truly loving family. Uncle Jack inspired me, and I became a radio announcer, too! Uncle Jack is honored with several photos displayed in our home, and we will always remember him so very fondly. God bless you, fellow Browns and extended family.
Posted by Erin Conroy on October 23, 2011
No matter how close or far away -- when one family member is missed, the whole changes. The memory of Uncle Jack's smile and laughter from my childhood warms my heart yet today. Love and prayers to all of our family,
Erin Brown Conroy
Posted by Ric Ross on October 22, 2011
Jack was truly a very Gentleman and will be missed by all PPB'ers that knew him.

God Bless and may he rest in peace.
Posted by Geeta Brown on October 22, 2011
I miss you a lot Dad. You were the best Father-in-Law, and Grandfather to Jill, Hayley, and Adam. Forever you will be in my heart.      XXXXXXXOOOOOOO      
Your Daughter-in-Law Geeta
Posted by Gary Lycan on October 22, 2011
I only knew Jack briefly, but he was to me and others always accessible, generous with his time, and a wonderful PPB president. My deepest condolences to his family.
Posted by KC Brown on October 21, 2011
"Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it."
Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
Thank you for reflecting Jesus in all you did.
You will forever be my hero. Your one and only daughter.
Posted by Adam Brown on October 21, 2011
I love you, Grandpa. I will always.

Love Forever,
Your Grandson- Adam Brown
Posted by Gerald Fry on October 21, 2011
Jack was one of the finest people I ever knew during my AFRTS career. He freely gave excellent advice and established a programming directorate that I was honored to inherit when he retired. His contributions to military broadcasting inspired those of us who followed. RIP, Jack
Posted by Tom Kennedy on October 21, 2011
One of the highlights of my membership in PPB was the honor of getting to know Jack Brown.
They simply don't come any better than Jack
My condolences to his family.
Tom Kennedy
Posted by Jimmy Weldon on October 21, 2011
The most I will miss is his big, broad, bright SMILE! but I'll see it again when I walk through Heaven's gate. Those only reading these tributes truly missed knowing my wonderful friend, Jack Brown. Whatta guy!! We all loved him and his memory will never die.

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Adam Brown on October 20, 2012
Dear grandpa i think of you all the time.... I cant believe its been a year that youve been in heaven with grandma. i miss you! Love, Adam
Posted by KC Brown on October 19, 2012
Dad I can't believe we've been without you for a whole year. You and mom are never far from my thoughts. I'm so grateful we all love Jesus, because I know I'll see you both again, and that brings me peace. I sure do miss you guys. XXXOOO KC :)
Posted by Jillian Justin on October 19, 2012
Grandpa, I can't believe it's been a year. I think about you often and miss you so much. You are always remembered. I love you!
Recent stories

My Uncle Jack

Shared by Kathryn Brown on October 23, 2011

Uncle Jack...his voice, his laugh, his smiling Irish eyes...He could make you feel like you were the most important person in the room, and I knew he thought of me as a very special niece. I am so rich to have memories of this wonderful human being who was so much like my dad!  Thank-you, God for blessing me with such a wonderful and loving family, and for the peace and joy that comes with knowing that Uncle Jack, Aunt Charlotte, Grandma, Kevin, and many of those we've loved so much here on earth, are together with You, our Heavenly Father.

Words from Gerry Fry

Shared by KC Brown on October 23, 2011

   Many in this group will remember Jack Brown, who was in charge of AFRTS Radio for many years before becoming the first AFRTS Director of Programming.  I met him in 1964 when he came to the Southern Command Network in Panama for a staff visit and to see if this newly-arrived program director could cut the mustard.  During the succeeding 47 years of our friendship, in AFRTS and Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters (he was a charter member and our president twice), Jack provided me with sage advice and spot-on counseling (e.g., should I leave my wonderful SCN job after 12 years for a stint in the Pentagon as Buzz Rizer's programming chief in the new Navy Broadcasting Service?). 

            Jack was the kind of man who you liked from "nice to meet you."  Always smiling, filled with marvelous AFRTS stories dating back to WWII when he served in the Army at 1016 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood and very proud to be serving the worldwide audience, Jack was the civilian broadcasting expert who his military commanders relied on to give them straight-forward, insightful reports of staff visits and on problems that needed resolution.  For the worldwide AFRTS radio service, Jack selected the best program hosts he could find, many of whom stayed onboard for decades. 

            Jack was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known.  When he retired from AFRTS to run the Don Martin School of Broadcasting in Hollywood, I was honored to be selected by COL Bob Cranston to replace him as the second AFRTS Director of Programming.  His strength of character saw him through several years of declining health, succumbing on October 19 just a month shy of his 88th birthday.

            Services will be private, but those who wish to leave tributes or messages of condolence for the family may do so by going to

http://www.forevermissed.com/jack-brown .

 

Gerry Fry

AFRTS Director of  Programming  (1982-1996)

 

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More memories of Jack

Shared by KC Brown on October 23, 2011

I'm sorry to hear of Jack's passing  a good guy, and one of the guiding lights in military broadcasting.   a really nice man......R.I.P., Jack.......  

      George Balamaci 

 

On Oct 20, 2011, at 9:25 AM, Ruth Newton wrote:

.......Jack was one of the kindest humans I’ve ever known.  I’m a richer person for Jack and Charlotte having been part of my life.  Good bye dear friend.

Ruth

 

...... He was a warm person with a sense of humor and great leadership qualities. He certainly made my job easier at AFRTS....... 

 Bob Cranston

 

......Jack was a real gentleman and was a great influence on many people.....

Lou Miles

 

It is was yesterday that I thought of Jack for the first time in many years.  How strange and providential.  He was, indeed, a good soul.  

David Cole