Jack William Brown

Jack William Brown

Jack Brown, a former Lab machinist, died Jan. 11. He was 70.

Brown passed away on Jan. 11, 2020, with his wife and son by his side at his home in Coarsegold, California, after a valiant battle with ALS. He was born in Alameda and lived there until he married in 1979. He started working in a machine shop in Oakland, but in an effort to better his career, he started going to school at night to earn his associate degree from Chabot College in 1982. He used this degree to become a machinist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he worked for 24 years before retiring in March 2008.

He and his family lived in Escalon from 1986-2009. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, golfing with his son and camping with his family. They moved to Pine Grove in 2009, where he helped build their dream home. In 2016, they moved to Coarsegold to be closer to their grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jerrian; son Jeff and his wife, Alejandra; his grandchildren, Summer and Zachary; brother Richard Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lillian, brother Robert and sister Lori.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. at Stephens & Bean Chapel, 202 N Teilman Avenue, Fresno.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be to the ALS Foundation – Sacramento Chapter, 5701 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, California, 95610.