Ronald Lee Brown

Ronald Lee Brown, age 64 of York, NE passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was born June 17, 1953 in Brunswick, New Jersey to Olga (Levay) and John Brown. At a very young age they relocated to Universal, Indiana where he was raised. He married Gayle Edington on October 15, 1971 in Universal. They were teenage sweethearts. They were blessed with three children: Ronald Lee II, Tonia Ann, and Mark Allen.

He previously served his country for almost 20 years, in the Marines 2/15/1972-6/14/1974 and then the Army 10/31/1974-8/8/1983, and then in the Army Reserves. He was a loving husband and father. Ron and Gayle celebrated their 46th Anniversary in October.

In his spare time he was an avid fisherman, enjoyed family activities, the outdoors, camping, hiking, and swimming. They relocated to York, NE in 2014 and loved the people and the state. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Gone, but never forgotten.

He is survived by his wife Gayle of York, children: Ronald Brown II of Universal, IN, Tonia Brown of York, NE and Mark (Lora) Brown of York, NE. He is also survived by two brothers John Brown Jr. of Rantoul, Ill and Frank Brown of Indianapolis, IN and his sister Susan Brown of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 29, 2017 at Metz Chapel, York with the Reverend Norma Jo Snodgrass officiating. Interment with military honors at Greenwood Cemetery, York. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.