Carlton D. Brown died October 11, 2018 at 5:30 a.m. at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Florida. He was born April 6, 1927, son of Earl and Ethel (Laidlaw) Brown, near Gouverneur, New York. He attended grade school at the neighborhood school on the Johnstown Road and then on to Gouverneur High School.
Carlton married Martha E. McCrea on May 23, 1947 at Richville, New York.
He was a dairy farmer most of his life, owning farms near Antwerp and finally near Philadelphia, New York.
He and Martha had 3 children, Gloria, Richard, and Earl. They took in foster babies and eventually adopted two – David and Patti – to complete their family.
In 1977 Carlton moved his family to Palm Beach County, Florida, living at North Palm Beach and then Jupiter, Florida where he lived up to five years ago.
He and Martha divorced in 1984.
Carlton worked as a groundsman at the North Palm Beach Country Club, starting at the age of 72. He always enjoyed working outdoors and meeting people.
He is survived by his children, Gloria Jenkins, Philadelphia, New York, Earl, West Palm Beach, Florida, David, Jupiter, Florida, and Patti, address unknown. Also by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, stepfather, son Richard, daughter-in-law Joan, brother Emerson.
He had resided at the Isles of View Beach, Florida, the past 4 years after suffering a fall at his home in Jupiter. He moved to be closer to his daughter, Gloria, who lived in Vero Beach at that time.
A memorial service will be at the cemetery next year at the convenience of the family in Gouverneur, New York.