George Alfred Brown II
After a lengthy
Alfred Brown II said his final farewell on June 6, 2022. George was 73 years old, and a long time Albuquerque resident. George was born in the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California on September 21, 1948 and was the first son of Commander William George Brown and Martha Frances Dougherty Brown. Starting his life in a naval hospital no doubt was the beginning of his lifelong attachment to the United States Navy.
Along with his older sisters, Carolyn Julia Brown Pryor, who predeceased George, and Amy Susan Brown Boule, and his younger brother John William Brown and younger sister Marian Eleanor Brown Schifani, George’s childhood followed the path of a typical Navy Brat â€” moving from California to Virginia, to New Mexico, back to California and then back to New Mexico.After landing back in Albuquerque the second time, George attended Holy Ghost Elementary School, the New Mexico Military Institute, Highland High School, Eastern New Mexico University and Finally the University of New Mexico George then enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier US Midway which was stationed in San Diego, California.
George had a rather unusual career, but we could never figure out exactly what it was he did. Sometimes he tended bar, sold a little real estate, traded and sold cars, and did any number of truly odd jobs, usually involving some sort of adventure. His career, whatever it was, provided him with enough money, and enough time to enjoy life to its fullest, without ever being tied down. He was always available for a good time and a good laugh.
George never married and didn’t have any children (we knew about), but he was a beloved “Uncle Buck” to his nieces (Megan Boule Thompson and Katherine Schifani) and nephews (Daniel and William Brown, Brad Boule and Chris Schifani) . As Uncle Buck, George would often look after his sibling’s children while they were away. These were very educational events for the kids, as George made sure he introduced them to the finer things in life, such as their first beer, and we would find out later, their first trip to a casino in Atlantic City. For these adventures, the kids were at the ripe old age of 12 or so. His nieces and nephews loved him immensely. He always had a funny story, stupid joke, and weird made-up words that were a constant source of laughter and entertainment.
George was blessed with many lifelong friends, and was in high demand for good times, telling great stories and playing practical jokes. He enjoyed traveling and spent lots of time in Mexico, often at a beach. George perhaps got along best with his dog friends. There was never a dog that George met that he didn’t love and didn’t love him back. He could get any dog to obey him and he could control them with his famous one finger silent commands.
Although not much of a joiner, George did enjoy being part of the Knights of Columbus, primarily because of the cool garb they wore. He was a member of Risen Savior Catholic Church.
A funeral mass will be held at Risen Savior Catholic Church, 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 on June 30, 2022 at 9:30 am. Arrangements will be handled by Daniels Family Funeral Services.
Published by from Jun. 26 to Jun. 27, 2022.
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