James R. Brown

James R. Brown

Sept. 26, 1926 – Dec. 29, 2020

James R. Brown, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2020 in Las Vegas. 

Jim was born in Glendale on Sept. 26, 1926 and attended Glendale High School prior to serving in the U.S. Navy in WWII. After serving his country Jim attended Glendale College then USC.

Jim started his sales career with Brinks Armored Car and ended it with Best Locking Systems. He was past president of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, was active with the YMCA and Crescenta Sports Association in various positions and coached many teams as well. He was a lifelong golfer and was a member of the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club until he retired to Las Vegas – on a golf course, a golf cart in his garage, of course. 

Jim loved the beach and as a youth he was a camper and counselor at Camp Fox on Catalina Island. He later spent much time at Hermosa Beach and Balboa Island with his family.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister Betty Jane Hall and his brother M. Rob Brown. Jim is survived by his wife of 69 years Lee Brown; son Steve Brown; daughter Cindy Charles (Spence); and four grandchildren: Curtis Charles, Brenda Charles, Stephen Brown and Michael Brown.

Jim was an active member of the community and will be missed by many. No services are planned at this time.