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DiStasio Funeral Home Inc.
Friday February 28th, 2020
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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St. John's Church
Saturday February 29th, 2020

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Fenton H. Brown


Fenton H. Brown of 183 South Main St., Cattaraugus, NY entered into rest Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the age of 96.

He was born May 20, 1923 in Cattaraugus, NY and was the son of Harold and Florence Brown. He married Ida Lucille (Lucy) Lenhart on October 20, 1946 in Kansas. They were happily married for over 71 years before Lucy passed away in 2018. Fenton owned and operated the F. H. Brown Ford Motor Dealership in Cattaraugus for over 20 years. After selling the business he worked at TODCO and then the Salamanca Nursing Home. Two very important things to him were his faith and his family. He was a member of the Cattaraugus United Methodist church for over 80 years, where he served on numerous committees, was Lay Leader, chairman of the church council and sang in the church and community choirs with his two daughters.  Fenton enjoyed playing tennis, watching all sports, square dancing, and playing cards, of which bridge was his favorite.  He served in the Army during World War II as a Tech-sergeant from 1943-46 and was privileged to go on the Buffalo Honor Flight in May 2019 to Washington, DC along with 52 other veterans from WWII, The Korean War and Vietnam.

Fenton was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Lucy, and a son, Ricky Brown. He is survived by a sister, Frances Krueger (Florida), two daughters, Teresa (Richard) Feuz and Michele (Peter) Illig, both of Cattaraugus, seven grandchildren, Ryann (Daniel) Taylor, Carissa (Mark) Davis , Janelle (Joseph) Zera, Stephen (Brittany) Feuz, Jacqueline Illlig, Patrick (Hannah) Illig, Lindsey (Ryan) McNamee, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews,

Viewing will be held at DiStasio Funeral Home Inc, 55 S Main St., Cattaraugus, NY Friday February 28 from 4pm to 7pm. A celebration of life service will be held at St, John’s Church, 28 Ellicott St, Cattaraugus, NY on Saturday February 29 at 11:00am. A luncheon will be held after the service at the Cattaraugus Firemen’s Club.

Interment will be in Liberty Park Cemetery


I have so many happy memories of my Uncle Fenton all during my childhood and beyond. His laughter was always a delight to my ears and I loved the good natured banter between him and his sister Frances whenever they got together at holiday times. I am thinking of the family as you suffer this loss

Lorie Feb 27 2020 12:00 AM

Sending condolences on behalf of Lindsey's church family at the Central Park United Methodist Church. We are deeply sorry for your loss. May God's loving peace rest upon the entire family. ~Pastor Mary

Mary Kelly Feb 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Fenton Brown

Dan & Bette DiStasio Feb 24 2020 12:00 AM