Gerald E. Brown, 85, of Palos Hills, died Feb. 12 at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights. Visitation was held at Lack & Sons Funeral Home in Hickory Hills on Feb. 15. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Michael Church in Orland Park on Feb. 16. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.
Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Alberta; his son, Christopher Gerald; his daughter, Elizabeth Marie; and his brothers George and Glenn.
Mr. Brown was born in Chicago. He was a carpenter. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was a member of VFW Post #4861 and founding member and paramedic of the Palos Fire Protection District.