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Timothy F. Brown

Timothy F. Brown, 70, of Ellicottville, passed away June 27, 2018 at Olean General Hospital.

Tim was born in Cuba on Dec. 19, 1947 to the late Francis and Viola May (nee Hamilton) Brown. He married Judy Valler on Aug. 8, 1981.


Tim graduated from Cuba High School in 1965 and continued his education at The University of Buffalo, graduating in 1970. He immediately began teaching science at West Valley Central School, where he stayed until his retirement. He was an exceptional teacher who also coached softball for both West Valley and Ellicottville schools.

Tim loved music and was an excellent musician who played the guitar and keyboard in local bands, including The Labels, Made in the Shade and Midnight Riders. He was a wonderful cook and cooked at The Crystal Palace and The Barn in Ellicottville. He volunteered throughout the community, specifically as president of the Ellicottville Historical Society and the Ellicottville Library.

Tim loved gardening, reading and was a master Trivial Pursuit player. He was very knowledgeable and always had a story to share.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Karcher.

Along with his wife, Tim is survived by a daughter Andrea (Kathy) Nadler-Brown of Lansdale, Pa.; a step-daughter Colleen (Wilmer) Reyes of Wexford, Pa.; two step-sons Kevin Callaghan of Corvallis, Ore. and Sean (Elizabeth) Callaghan of Salamanca; eight grandchildren, Finley Nadler-Brown, Conner (Mindy Stormer) Callaghan, Cavan (Ally Jankowski) Callaghan, Dillon Callaghan, Anya Callaghan, Kellen Callaghan, Sebastian Reyes and Isabelle Reyes; a sister Bonnie (Ira) Silverman of Cary, N.C., numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service took place at the Great Valley Fire Hall July 2. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Timothy Brown Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1804, Ellicottville, N.Y. 14731.

Arrangements were made by the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., Little Valley.


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