Gerald Edward Brown


His wife and family regret to announce that Professor Gerald E. Brown (Gerry) passed away on May 31st, 2013, in New York. Dr. Brown was a Distinguished Professor of Physics at SUNY Stony Brook, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His Wikipedia page has a nice summary of his career.

Gerry is survived by his wife, four natural children, his ex-wife, two step-children, and seven grandchildren, as well as several hundred academic "offspring."

Ceremony and memorial

On Wednesday, June 5th, we will have an open casket viewing 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, followed by a brief service at 8pm, at Bryant Funeral Home, 411 Old Town Road, East Setauket, NY 11733. The phone number for the Bryant Funeral Home is (631) 473-0082.

On Saturday, June 8th, we will hold a memorial gathering for Gerry from 1-6pm at Gerry and Betty's house:

24 Cemetery Lane
East Setauket, NY
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Please bring your memories of Gerry!

If you have a favorite photo or memory of Gerry, we'd love to have it to display at the memorial and open house. Please feel free to send it to us via e-mail.

If you are coming from out of town, please see travel information.

Gifts and donations: The Gerry Brown Endowed Fund

The family requests that gifts in honor and memory of Gerry Brown be made in support of the Gerald Brown Endowed Fund for Excellence in Physics & Astronomy.

Tax deductible checks payable to the Stony Brook Foundation should be sent c/o College of Arts & Sciences, E3320 Melville Library, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3391.

For your convenience gifts can also be made online at by typing Gerald Brown in the "Stony Brook Fund" box.


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--Titus Brown