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James E. “Jim” Brown


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Jim Brown, 63, of Enola, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022 at Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital.

Jim was born May 19, 1959 in Mechanicsburg, PA to the late James and Anna (DiPaolo) Brown.

Jim is survived by his wife, Kathy (Priest) Brown, his sons Anthony (Elizabeth) of Yulee, FL and James of St. Petersburg, FL, his sister, Rose Sanderson of Enola, his brother Danny (Alisa) of Laguna Niguel, CA, niece Michelle Holbert of Enola, nephew Michael (Joy) Sanderson of Enola, father-in-law Jack Priest of East Pennsboro Township, sister-in-law Jackie Behney (Neal Kirk) of New Cumberland, niece Kristen (CJ) Richey of Mechancisburg, nephews Alexander (Angela) Behney of New Cumberland and Derek Behney of Mechanicsburg, three grandchildren, three great-nieces and two great-nephews.

Jim graduated from East Pennsboro High School in 1977, then joined the Navy. After his discharge, Jim worked in a variety of jobs ranging from ship mechanic in Charleston, SC to well drilling and construction. Jim was also a boiler operator at the former Harrisburg State Hospital and Holy Spirit Hospital. 

Jim enjoyed cooking, gardening, travelling, antiquing, spending time with his family and watching football, especially the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles. 

A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 27 at 11 a.m with visitation from 10 a.m. until the service at Sullivan Funeral Home, 51 North Enola Drive, Enola. Interment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation in Jim’s name to the American Heart Association at

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brown family.

2 comments on “James E. “Jim” Brown”

  1. Remembering a caring, compassionate man. You were there for so many with a comforting smile and loving way. Jim, you will be missed. Hope you get your “soggy cereal” every day. I will think of you whenever I make scrambled eggs in the way you taught this old cousin a new trick. Love you.

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