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Bolingbrook Deputy Mayor dedicated his life to serving

Megann Horstead | 11/9/2017, 12:55 p.m.
Deputy Bolingbrook Mayor and Valley View Schools Safety Coordinator Leroy Brown passed away on Oct. 31 following complications from heart ...

“He was a very holy man,” Jeff said. “He got up at 3 a.m. to read Bible scriptures, though he didn’t have to work until 7:30 a.m. So, that’s something I’ll keep in the back of my mind.”

Mr. Brown was 73 when he died on Oct. 31.

“I was at my dad’s side when he passed, so was my whole family,” Jeff said.

Leroy Jr. said his father’s death occurred so suddenly.

“We weren’t expecting it,” he said. “We were bracing for him to resume to normalcy.”

Around that time, Mr. Brown underwent triple bypass surgery and later came home for four days to spend time with family.

“That Saturday morning, he was non-responsive,” Leroy Jr. said. “He had mini strokes on both sides of his brain and Kidney failure. He never recovered.

Visitation will begin 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. followed by time for tributes. Interment services will proceed at Hillcrest Cemetery with military honors.

A fund was set up in his honor, dubbed the Leroy J. Brown Education Fund. Donations can be made online at http://www.vveef.org/make- a-donation/ or by mail to Valley View Educational Enrichment Foundation Leroy J. Brown Education Fund P.O. Box 1068, Bolingbrook, Ill. 60440

Mr. Brown’s family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Hayes Funeral & Cremation Service, 260 S. Schmidt Rd. in Bolingbrook. To sign the guestbook, visit www.hayesfuneral.com.