Thomas O. Brown passed away May 21, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earle Brown and Ruth Wagner; step-father, Paul Wagner; father-in-law, Vincent Ruhmann; brother, Richard Brown; sister, Nancy Kroenert; and brother-in-law, George Kroenert. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Julia Brown; daughters, Rene' (Brad) Dallam and Gayle (John) Carbajal; and son, Tom (Jerri) Brown; his beloved dog, Buffy; grandchildren, Lindsi (Nick) Pisciotta, Vincent Brown, Tyler Dallam and Conner Dallam; great-grandsons, Jake and Joey Pisciotta; brother, Lynn (Judy) Brown; numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas retired from C.F. & I. Steel after 42 years and 5 minutes of service. He was a past Cub Scout Master of Troop #49, and was a past president of the Minnequa Club. He was a member of BPOE #90, and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #145. He was an avid water-skier and camper. Visitation, 3 – 7 p.m., Thursday; and Funeral Service, 10 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2011, all at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Special thanks to dear friends, Tony and Lorraine Fasulo, Lori and Joe Gagliano, Joe Douglas, and Bob Bender; to Dr. Lawrence Jensen and his staff for all their care; to his caregivers, Kristal Baca, Geri Baros, and Tuesday Vincent; and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Online condolences, www.tgmccarthy.com. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.