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Malcolm Brown

Obituary of Malcolm R. Brown

Malcolm Ray Brown, 69, of Cortland, N.Y. passed away on March 18, 2021 at Upstate Community General Hospital. Malcolm had a very long struggle from cancer and its resulting treatments. He was born to Raymond and Eloine (Stevens) Brown, of McGraw, on May 16, 1951. Malcolm attended McGraw Central School. He retired in 2008 from N.Y.S. office of children and family services, specifically the Louis Gossett Jr. Residential Center, since renamed the Finger Lakes Residential Center in Lansing, N.Y. Malcolm enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding ATV, boating, NASCAR racing, and spending time with family and friends. Malcolm's pride and joy were his three grandsons. He made it a priority to attend as many of their sporting events as possible whether it was wrestling, football, baseball, or bowling. He particularly enjoyed being present to help coach and guide them through all their years of bowling. Malcolm is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Jackie (Freeman), his daughter Angela (James, Jr.) Grant, Jr., his grandsons Brandon Storm and Michael Grant all of Homer; his brother John (Dianne) Walburn of Marathon, his sister Geraldine Moeller (Richard Hyserman) of Albany, and a sister-in-law Carol (Widger) Freeman of McGraw. Malcolm also has three nieces, a great niece, and two great nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother-in-law Leon Freeman, and a nephew Robert ("Ray") Freeman. Calling hours will be held on Monday March 22, 2021 from 10am-12pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, NY, with a funeral service to follow at 12. Pastor Stephanie Brown will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, NY. Social distancing and masks are required. The funeral service can be live streamed at 12pm at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Malcolm's name to Local bowling Association-Seven Valley USBC-attention youth committee. There will be a gathering for friends and family at Cort-Lanes after the services.