Lyle Brown

Obituary of Lyle Brown

~~Brown, Lyle C.
Bloomfield:  Passed away on November 10, 2017. Lyle was born in Deposit, NY on February 13, 1922, to the late Dr. Albert and Mabel Brown. He was a graduate of Belleville Union Academy and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in government from Cornell University; a Masters in Education and Social Studies from Syracuse University; and a Certificate of Counseling from the University of Rochester.
He was predeceased by Ruth, his wife of 61 years. He is survived by his children, Carlee (Richard Hill) Brown, Susan (Michael) Marschke, DeAnn (Paul) Black, Kim (Tod) Powers; grandsons Christopher (Jessica) Powers, Brandon (Kathryn) Powers; great-grandson Hudson Powers; step-grandchildren Tracy (Adam) Lewis, Michael (April) Black, Dan (Julie) Black; step-great-grandchildren Regina and Maddie Lewis, Trista and Dominick Black, Emerson and Logan Black; step-great-great granddaughter Adalynn; sister-in-law Anne Brown; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews. Lyle was preceded in death by his sisters Shirley and Mary and brothers Warren and Albert.
Lyle began his career as a history teacher in Chateaugay, Altmar, Baldwinsville, and Little Falls, NY before settling in Bloomfield. He started there as a history teacher and then became Director of Guidance. He served as President of the New York State Counselors’ Association and Vice President of the New York State Personnel and Guidance Association.
Lyle served on the Finger Lakes Community College Board of Trustees from 1981 to 2001. During that time he was vice chair and then chair of the board and served on all the various board committees. In 2001 he was named Board of Trustees Emeritus. He received the Finger Lakes Community College Foundation Award in May 2015.
Lyle’s volunteer service also included serving on the Ontario Cooperative Library System Board as president; board member of Rochester Regional Library Council and Wesley-on-East. He was also chair of the Holcomb Zoning Board of Appeals. He was lay leader of the Western New York Conference for the United Methodist Church and a long-time member of the East Bloomfield United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities including church school superintendent.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at East Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 2 Park Place, Bloomfield. Memorial contributions may be made to East Bloomfield United Methodist Church or FLCC Foundation, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY  14424.