Richard James Brown
December 8, 1917 - September 7, 2016
Roberson Funeral Home
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Darlene Gravatt
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Roberson Funeral Home Punta Gorda Chapel
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Monday 9/12, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
211 W. Charlotte Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
9416393957 | Map
Tuesday 9/13, 11:00 pm
Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Rd 72
Sarasota, Florida 34241
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Tuesday 9/13

With U.S. Navy Military Honors.

Richard James Brown, 98, of Punta Gorda, Florida died Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at Bayfront Health-Punta Gorda. Richard was born Dec 8, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Albert E and Katherine Phant Brown and moved to Punta Gorda in 1994 from Valley Stream, L.I., New York. He was a retired maritime commerce bookkeeper…

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Doug and Betty Elstone left a message on September 25, 2016:
Our memories of Dick were always very positive. When we visited him prior to coming back to Canada last Fall he said he was ready to go and he felt he had had a very full and satisfying life. It was a pleasure to know him.
Don Beatty left a message on September 16, 2016:
About 5 or 6 years ago while visiting my sister in Port Charlotte, she told me of Richard and his experiences on the island of Iwo Jima during WWII. She arranged to meet him and introduce us. We went to Cracker Barrel for lunch and he had his usual for that day and ordered his "Just one Biscuit" along with his chicken meal. Richard shared his experiences reluctantly about what he saw on Iwo and I was honored to meet him and listen to his stories. I am sorry for your family's loss and as I said, honored to have met him.
Darlene Gravatt left a message on September 10, 2016:
Richard volunteered in my department at Bayfront Port Charlotte for many years. I always enjoyed our conversations and feel blessed to have known him. Rest in peace, Richard
Sandra Kavanagh left a message on September 9, 2016:
My condolences to all the family at this sad time. Uncle Dick was very dear to me and my late husband, Joseph. I'll miss him.
Richard Keane left a message on September 8, 2016:
I am sorry about Uncle Dicks passing, he was very dear to me.
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Richard Keane left a message on September 8, 2016:
My earliest memory of Uncle Dick is being with him at Jones Beach. I remember an apartment in BayRidge-Brooklyn with Aunt Josephine
Joe & MaryEllen Gathard left a message on September 8, 2016:
Fond memories, and are prayers are with you and all the family.
Annie Castellano left a message on September 7, 2016:
My deepest sympathies to the family of Richard. I didn't even need to know him to know that he was one of the kindest men with the most gentle heart. He leaves behind a beautiful granddaughter who got her charm from this man and I'm sure of it. God bless the Brown family now and always.
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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