Jack E. Brown Jr. – November 2, 2017

Livonia:  Unexpectedly on November 2, 2017 at age 48.   Predeceased by his mother Eunice (Danks) Brown, aunt Rose Hulsizer, grandmother-in-law Helen Kwasigroch, and father-in-law Terence Connors.  Jack is survived by his wife of 16 years Kristen (Connors) Brown and their daughter Alana “Lanie” Brown; his father Jack E. Brown Sr.; and best friend David (Lisa) Frazer.  Also survived by his uncle Harold Hulsizer, cousin Tammy Kellerson, sister-in-law Sue (John) Bowman, mother-in-law Rose Mary Connors, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.  His best lap cat Sam and his dog Scarlett.

Jack served his country in the US Navy from 1989-1993, earned his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science, his Masters of Science in Epidemiology from Dartmouth College, and was the Department Chair of Pharmacy Practice at St. John Fisher College.

Jack was born in North Rose NY and attended North Rose Wolcott schools. He entered the military where his passion to become a pharmacist began to grow. While serving in the Navy he was a corpsman at Camp Lejeune and on the USS Comfort.  Jack met Kristen on New Year’s Eve, a few short days after leaving the service. Six weeks later his car was stolen while they were at Irondequoit Mall and as they say the rest was history…

In 1996 Jack and Kristen were engaged to be married and moved to Philadelphia where he pursued his formal education to be Pharmacist. They experienced many adventures in the big city and loved living near the Art Museum.

In 2001 Jack and Kristen tied the knot on May 5th in Syracuse, NY.  Jack was accepted into Pharmacy Residency at The Ohio State University. He completed a general practice residency and then specialized in Infectious Diseases. He developed lifelong friends from his resident class and had amazing mentors in Drs. Deborah Goff and Jerry Siegel.

In 2003 after completing training, another mark on the map was made in New Hampshire. Six amazing years of memories were made there, including the blessing of the birth of our Alana Rose. We made many friends who remain a part of our dearest and closets friends today. Jack worked in both the hospital and industry settings and began to make a name for himself in the area of Infectious Diseases.

In 2012 Jack found a special family at St John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. He loved his students, mentoring, and molding the Pharmacists of the future. He modeled his life as one of faith and service. He truly loved what he did.

In addition, Jack loved spending time with his wife and daughter, his pets, rooting for his beloved Buffalo Bills, and Ohio State Buckeyes. On many Saturdays and Sundays in the fall our family was found with family and friends rooting for our teams. Jack enjoyed time on Conesus Lake, riding his Harley motorcycle, and his new favorite sport…boxing.  He made an amazing steak chili, cheese quesadillas, and loved a good beer or glass of red wine. He liked to read about history especially the history of Pharmacy. He was a family man who loved his girls.

Kristen and Lanie will miss him dearly.

Friends may call on Tuesday, November 7th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, NY.  Jack’s Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 8th, 10:30am at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY.  Interment will be held privately, military honors will be held at the church following Jack’s Mass.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Alana Brown Education Fund, C/O John Haugh, Five Star Bank, PO Box 579, Lakeville, NY 14480.  To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:  www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com


9 thoughts on “Jack E. Brown Jr. – November 2, 2017

  1. On behalf of the Class of 2017 Wegmans School of Pharmacy (WSoP), we send our thoughts and prayers to your family. I had the pleasure of working with Dr Brown on the Dean Search Committee for two years and his passion for student involvement and education was made apparent when he always asked for student input during Dean search committee meetings. Dr Brown was heavily involved with students at WSoP through his committee involvement, open door policy, our yearly dodge ball and flag football fundraisers and any other events students put on. Dr Brown, thank you for all you did for our program. May you rest in peace.

  2. So saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. He was a good father and husband. We have many fond memories of navigating the newborn baby years and attending prenatal classes together. Our thoughts, love and prayers are extended to Jack’s family and friends…especially Kristen and Lanie. Love Allison and Ed Winchester

  3. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I shared many memories and fun moments with Jack (from working at RGH, Strong, and OSU Buckeyes) I can’t say in words what he did for his family, community, and country. He was a good guy!

  4. I’m shocked and saddened by this terrible news. Jack was a friend and a colleague. Our relationship has spanned nearly two decades and throughout that time he conducted himself as a gentleman in the business setting, a scientist when problems required solving and a clinician that always had the best interest of the patient in mind. My thoughts and prays are with you all during this great time of challenge and reflection.
    David P. Nicolau, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA
    Center for Anti-Infective Research & Development
    Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

  5. After working with Jack at Cubist in Lexington in 2007 we always stayed in touch and worked together on many joint publications when he was at SUNY in Buffalo, and later at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, even after I had moved to the Netherlands in 2011. I will always remember his enthusiasm for our research activities and his ability to make each team member feel like a valued contributor.

    Kristen and Alana, I am very sorry for your loss – you are in my thoughts and I wish you strength and courage.

  6. Jack you are my husband’s longest and closest friend. There aren’t many childhood stories that don’t include you in them. Dave always said you fooled his parents cause they always thought he was in good hands when you were with him.

    I’ll never forget the best man’s speech you gave at our wedding and now when I look at a sunset, I will think of you!

    You were a true friend to Dave and for that I will always be thankful. When he needed encouragement, a good laugh, or someone to share a beer with you were always there.

    You will never be forgotten and we will be there to share those stories with Lanie and Kristen.

    Kristen and Lanie, we are here for you and love you!

  7. Kristen and Alana,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with through this very sad time. My childhood memories are filled with growing up with Jack or as I know him Jr.
    Very sorry for your lose.
    Ferguson Family.

  8. Dear Kristen and Alana- I was Alana’s bus driver for a couple years. I am truly sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  9. Jack I only knew him as being my landlord his demise was a shock and he will really be missed by me to the family I send my condolences and to say stay strong for he is in a better place God and the angels watching over you he will never be forgotten may he R.I.P

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