John Preston Browne “Corky”, 81, passed away April 17, 2017 at Haven Hospice E.T. York Center in Gainesville, Florida. He was born March 26, 1936 in Crawford, Ohio to John Peppard Brown and Amy Louise (Dickens) Brown. John served in the US Navy between 1955 and 1959, and after his service taught electronics and engineering at the US Naval Academy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters Joan Boland and Nancy Pittenger, and his brother Victor Saunier.John is survived by his wife Marguerite (Miller) Browne; sister Rev. Patricia Reiter, aunt Mary Condon, son John Browne and his wife Kristy Browne; daughter Allysa Peyton and her husband Michael Peyton. John has 4 grandchildren; Miles, Devin, Davis & Elliot. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to the people at the E. T. York Care Center for their professional and compassionate care.