P. Diane Brown

GOWANDA – Patricia Diane Brown, age 79, of Walnut Street, Gowanda passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the

Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo, NY. Patricia, more commonly known as Diane, was born in Gowanda on May 23, 1934 the daughter of the late Eugene and Katherine Crotty Burger. A Graduate of Gowanda High School Class of ’52 Diane went on to receive

her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at The University of NY at Geneseo. She graduated from Geneseo in

1956. After graduation she married Richard Arnold Brown at the First United Methodist Church in Gowanda on October 22,

1956. Arnie passed away suddenly November 8, 1983. Diane’s teaching career began at the Thomas Indian School, after which

she began her nearly 35 year teaching career with the Gowanda School District, she taught fourth and fifth grade in the Gowanda

Elementary School retiring in 1990. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah S. Brown, Cynthia (Stephen) Brown-Murphy and a sister, Lugene (Edward) Cygan all of Gowanda. Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St. 532-4200 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 o’clock on Friday December 27, 2013 where funeral services will be held Saturday, December 28 at 11 a.m. Interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery Gowanda. Rev. Sue Hodges Officiating. Memorials may be made to the Collins Free Library

Collins NY 14034 or to a Western New York Animal Shelter of your choice.