Patti Larkin posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 16, 2019Pastor Cheryl my heart breaks for your loss. Jim was a great mentor and friend to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Rev Pamela Klotzbach posted a condolence
Friday, July 12, 2019As you know, Cheryl, we never know when our time will come but a life fully lived for the Lord (as Jim lived) somehow makes the time appropriate. But, O how hard the loss upon our hearts to be cheated of one we love. May the promises of Jesus Christ give you comfort and sustain you through your grief and know that you returned a gift borrowed from God home to his creator. May God continue to bless you through the love that comes from us all. Pam Klotzbach
Tim Gleason posted a condolence
Thursday, July 11, 2019Cheryl and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have been blessed by serving with Jim through the Emaus/Chrysalis movements. I will miss the joy he brought to walks and flights, as well as his willingness to do whatever was needed to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. May you ever enjoy God's consolations.
Annette Puleff posted a condolence
Thursday, July 11, 2019I wanted to take a moment to offer my condolences. I knew your husband from course of study. I always enjoyed his insights and his conversation. I am very very sorry for your loss.... And my heart goes out to all of the sheep under his watch. Pastor Nett
diane bierma posted a condolence
Wednesday, July 10, 2019So sorry Cheryl if you need anything I'm right next door. Please call
Nancy Adams posted a condolence
Wednesday, July 10, 2019Cheryl, I am SO sorry... May you experience the peace of Christ that passes all understanding, and know the God of all comfort. Please know that I am praying for you and your family.
Linda Barczykowski lit a candle
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Marcia and Dick Ray posted a condolence
Wednesday, July 10, 2019We didn’t see Jim often, but when we did we were always entertained by his varied stories, especially when he presented in his civil war uniform. Sending deepest condolences from the family of Mary Porter.
S. Miller posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 9, 2019The Olcott UMC send deepest condolences to Jim's family. Jim pastored our church for many months. He went above & beyond the call of duty as a pastor, friend, and handyman. He was also devoted to prison ministry. Never hesitated to lend a helping hand. He loved animals, had a great sense of humor, and will be sadly missed by us all.
Matt Wulff posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 9, 2019I am so very sorry for your loss. He is with the Lord, and we will always cherish our memories of him
Edward Honrath posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 9, 2019So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We met at Pastor’s licensing school, and I always looked forward to seeing him at Annual Conference and Course of Study classes. Rest In Peace my brother in Christ.
Brian Rotach posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 9, 2019Jim was always there for Seneca Street Church and for me. He came out many times to fix wiring problems, rewire the Teen Room and improve our internet network. He put together a team to serve dinner to our neighbors several times and preached for me when I needed a break. Just last week, I got instructions and advice on an electrical problem at home. As always, he was right on the money. He was passionate about serving the Lord, in love with his wife, eager to make re-enactment events work out, and the best friend dozens of animals could ever have. Jim was a character and one of a kind!
Bill Blair- posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 9, 2019We all want to offer our prayers, along with those of a grateful reenacting community, for all sacrifice Jim made in service of the LORD and our Ranger Company and Battalion. The Bible says "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." I believe that God will shed his blessings on you at this time. These are times when our Faith is tested the most, and yet it is Faith that will see us through the sorrow and agony of this tragedy. I know that your faith will keep you strong. Please know that the prayers of so many people are with you and your wonderful family. I hope that you can find some solace in knowing that your loss is shared so deeply. I pray that God gives you the grace to carry on. You can be proud of Jim and his faithful service to the LORD. In Deep Faith, so long Captian/Lieutenant Jim Brown William J Blair Major, Commanding Jaegers Battalion, Rogers Rangers
Pat Pepe posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 9, 2019So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Worked with him for 25 years at Sweet Home.
Daniel S. Schroth posted a condolence
Tuesday, July 9, 2019I would like to say thanks to Jimmy Brown for all that he meant to the members of Schroth's New York Company and Jaegers' Battalion. Jim was the heart and "stomach" (cook) of our company of reenactors. Jim was the gunsmith of the Battalion and held the rank of Captain-Lt. In the N Y Co., Jim was a friend, confidant, soldier, husband, officer, Gunner, cadence caller, cook, sailor, infantryman, joyfull, a dog Barker, a helper, but mostly he was and is my friend. I shall see him in Glory. He has set the standard for us all. My heart goes out to Cheryl and the family. I am so grateful to have seen him and lift just one more pot of oatmeal with Jim at Fort Niagara. Jim,... The New York Company "flips" for YOU. Than Youu and the Lord for your impact on my life. Captain Daniel S. Schroth Rogers' Rangers' New York Company. "James,... "Take Care."
Mawia posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Jim, it has been a very short time we came to know each other but I learned so many things from your life. I will meet you again in heaven.
Kate Emerson posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019He is in glory but we have been left behind.
Ellen posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Cheryl and family, So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I'll never forget everything he ever did for me or how supportive he was.
Gail Lewis posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Cheryl and Family - I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was one of my favorite students at Course of Study, often popping into the office just to chat. I learned of his passing from one of our teachers who also interacted with JIm. Our whole UM community was better for his life with us, and is diminished by his passing. Our prayers and support are with you.
Tricia Barnes-Garback lit a candle
Monday, July 8, 2019
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Monday, July 8, 2019
Barb Ciepiela posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019As a business teacher, I needed Jim’s assistance with technology. Always had a smile on his face. My prayers and condolences.
Peter and Bonnie LeValley posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Dear Cheryl and Family, We were sad to learn of Jim’s death. He truly loved Christ and gave his all to share Christ’s love with all. May you experience the embrace of our God in kind gestures, loving expressions and treasured memories. God’s peace is yours! Blessings, Rev Bonnie and Peter LeValley
RONALD Young posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019I am socked and saddened by the news of Jim Brown's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim's family. I worked closely with Jim for many years at Sweet Home Central. All at Sweet home will miss this wonderful man and good friend. Ron Young, Retired Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Sweet Home Central For everything there is a season. A time to be born, and a time to die: A time to weep, and a time to laugh: A time to mourn and a time to dance: For everything there is a season; and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3
Janet Hubbard posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019I remember Jim’s faith and passion for Christ. I am praying for you as you say goodbye to someone you loved.
Don and Barb Weaver posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don and Barb
Sheila Paige posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Cheryl, You are in my prayers. He will be missed by so many. Sheila
Bill and Cathy Garrett posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019We were blessed to know Jim through the Walk to Emmaus where we served on team with him on several occasions - including this past weekend at Chrysalis. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed. We will keep your family in our prayers during this time of loss.
Judy Russell posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Cheryl, so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. Worked with him for many years at Sweet Home, I have many great memories of his help and adventures. Remembering the life of someone so kind and loving as Jim. Prayers and thoughts for you and the family during this time
Ruth Wallace Dorr posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Though Jim was a few years younger than I am, I remember him well. He and his parents and sister were very visible and active at our church growing up. His parents and mine were good friends and my dad, Warren Wallace, was very fond of Jim. Jim and Ernie were very active in the Mens' Group at our Methodist church and my dad always raved about the breakfasts they would fix. Dad enjoyed working side by side with Ernie and Jim on those breakfasts. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Along with his parents, I believe my father is giving Jim a warm welcome to Heaven. My deepest sympathies to his family. I'm sure my 98 year old mother, Anna, would want to be included in this message as well.
Bonnie Crichton posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019I bring you greetings from the Genesee Valley District Lay Servant Ministry. Jim had participated in courses with us over the years and had influenced many people in their walk with God. Know that he is remembered with love and respect for his work in the church. My sympathy to you and his family. May God bless you. Love, --Bonnie Crichton
Pastor Ray Noell posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Such a shock to lose Jim at such a young age. I'll remember his ever present smile and willingness to do whatever needed to be done . Jim was also in the minority of those who understood (or at least tolerated), my sense of humor! Rest well you good and faithful servant. Love and blessings to Cheryl and family ...
Dennis Regling posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019I have many great memories of Jim during our years in Boy Scouts. He was an encourager
Thomas place posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019The Brown family accept my condolences. I met you all first in re enacting. Then at the lay servant meetings and events We had lunch together at catch the spirt amd discussed up comimg program he said he do for our history group Always serving.will be how i remenber JIm.
Joe Harman posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Pastor Jim helped in my first class to be a Certifed Lay Serverent. I enjoyed our discussions greatly at the end of the class we had communion and he anointed me with oil. It was a great moment he will be missed. Our prayers are with you
Murry Galloway posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019My condolences to Cheryl, friends and family.
Ray Gilman posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019My sincerest condolences to the Brown Family. There are no words that can match your current thoughts or console you in your deepest grief. "O Lord, support us all the day long of this troubled life, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then, in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at last; through Jesus Christ our Lord." Amen.
Pastor Merrill Bender - County Line UMC posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Condolences and prayers from all the friends and family from County Line UMC. Jim reflected the joy of Christ in his life and brought a smile to everyone who met him. He will be missed but always remembered.
Matthew Kofahl posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Cheryl and family-I am heartbroken for your loss. The members of my congregations and I are in prayer for you right now. Jim was a faithful man with a heart for ministry and I will miss him.
Robert H Slocum posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019I first met Jim at the Western New York Emmaus Men's Walk # 35 in Olean, NY. His love and devotion to Our Lord manifested itself immediately. It was and has been an inspiration to me. His ministry was not limited to the church, he truly lived his faith.He was active not only in the Emmaus ministry, he also was very active in and got me involved in the Kiaros prison ministry, which was truly a wonderful experience. He was always cheerful and I will miss him greatly. However, he has gone on to his reward. Cheryl, please accept our deepest condolences as Trudie an I will be in Portland , OR this weekend and will be unable to attend his service. However, you and the rest of his family are in our prayers.
Erik Michaelsen posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Many years ago I was new to the reenacting hobby, and was having trouble with my musket sparking properly; Jim took the time to fix the problem. I always appreciated his patient help.
Donna L Fitchette posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019My heart is breaking right now for you. Please know that Jim touched my life. He made me a stronger person. I will be in prayer. Please know I am here if I can do anything for you.
Larry and Linda hanna posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Cheryl, we are sorry to hear about your loss, we have great memories of Brownie from all the camps to participated together at. Holding you all in our thoughts
Dave Rood posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Cheryl, My heart aches. You are in my prayers.
Kelsey posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Jim was always such a sweet man. I work at the vet clinic where he brought his animals and it was always a joy seeing him come in.
Cindy Roy posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019So sorry for your loss. May God keep you in his loving comfort and peace during this difficult time. I will always remember Jim talking about the weekend reinactments he participated in at Fort Niagara and the photos that he shared. He shared much about his personal life at work, his love of his family and how he cared for them in many ways. Once he retired I learned a lot of his love of God through his sharing on Facebook. I know where he is now and surely his influence will live on.
Lin Hoefer posted a condolence
Monday, July 8, 2019Our heart goes out to Cheryl and the family of one of the most cherished people in my life. Jim(Browny) was everyone’s caregiver, there to fix anything. I should know, being someone he fixed. He will always hold a special place in my heart and we know he has a special spot in heaven for all his good works here on earth!
Celinda McQuistion posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019Cheryl, please know that I am praying for you and your family. Jim was so compassionate and a wonderful Christian man. He will be missed.
Dan Cooper posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019There is no words that can express the sadness I feel at the news of Jim’ passing. He was a dear friend and was loved by my family, as well as my wife’s family. I’ve known Jim for most of my life and knowing Jim, I can truly say that he is home with the Lord.
Jessica White posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019Cheryl. I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was an inspiration to me and many others in our walk with Christ.
Holly Coty posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019Cheryl ~ my prayers and sympathies are with you and your family during this most difficult time. May God give you strength for the days ahead and comfort in knowing that Jim, a faithful servant, is singing with the angels. If there is anything I can do, just let me know.
Bethann Strothmann posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019I’m so sorry for your loss Cheryl. We lost a great man but faith assures us that heaven gained one.
Elizabeth Storch posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019Still in shock on hearing of the sudden passing of Jim. Jim was a wise and prominent but still down-to-earth Christian in the area. Our hearts are saddened and we pray the Lord will comfort you in the sadness over losing your beloved Jim.
Todd Skare posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019Pastor Jim served Bowmansville as a pastor in the true sense of the word. He selflessly pastored to the members of our church in times of joy and in times of sorrow. I live far from Bowmansville today, but I sat every Christmas eve with pastor Jim and listened to his stories of joy and celebration. And, when our family was in need, he sat with us and provided comfort. Cheryl, thank you for sharing your husband with the congregation at Bowmansville United Methodist Church.
Katie Zettle posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019Cheryl— I am truly sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Please let me know what I can do to help in any way. Praying for you and your family as well as for all who loved him! Thankful for his ministry... peace of Christ be with you
Mary A. Kelly posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019I’m shocked and saddened to learn the news about Jim. My deepest condolences to Cheryl and family, and to the congregation of Bowmansville UMC. May Jim’s memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.
Angela Stewart posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019Cheryl I am so sorry to hear about Jim. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the Memorial Service, I will be out of town. Sending prayers to you and the family . Blessings, Angela Stewart Metropolitan UMC
Karen Pond posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019Condolences from the Christensen family. I remember Jimmy well not only in church but the community.
Desiree Flora posted a condolence
Sunday, July 7, 2019I am so saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I enjoyed so much his Facebook postings. I know he will be missed by his family and friends.
Chris Hagler posted a condolence
Saturday, July 6, 2019Jim was a gracious man who had a wonderful sense of humor, witty, was fair and will be greatly missed by so many people. Our love, tears, and heartfelt prayers go to his dear wife Cheryl and family. Rest in peace Jim with God's eternal love with you always!
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Saturday, July 6, 2019