Obituary for Gail Brown
Gail T. Brown, 61 of Broomfield Colorado passed away April 14, 2017. He left this world peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children.
Borne on Jan 21, 1956 in Ft. Belvoir in Fairfax, Virginia, the son of Edwin & Rosemary Brown. Gail was proud to say he was an ’Army Brat’, and lived in several states in the US, Colorado being his favorite. While living in CO as a teenager he won the Adams County Northern Jr. High Wrestle Tournament in 1971. His knowledge of the sport enabled him to coach and motivate one of his sons on to a win the same tournament in 1991. His ties to Colorado were strong.
The day his family moved to Florida he vowed to return to Colorado as soon as he graduated from high school, which he did, making Colorado his permanent residence. Gail enjoyed all that Colorado had to offer; camping, golfing, boating, hunting, fishing, skiing, motorcycling, and occasionally the casinos. Gail also enjoyed his cars, whether restoring the old or driving the new, they gave him much pleasure.
Gail was an apprentice of the Pipefitters Union 208 from 1979 to 1983. He appreciated the education he received from the union and excelled in the HVAC trade. In 1985 Gail founded Metro Mechanical Services, Inc., successfully operating the company for 31 years until December 2016 when he sold the business. He enjoyed time with his family during a short four month retirement before his passing.
Gail valued time spent with friends, co-workers, business & political associates; and he especially cherished time with his immediate and extended family.
A fun loving man, he enjoyed storytelling and playing pranks on everyone. He shared joy and laughter with many in his life. From electronic cricket’s, goldfish in the water coolers, motorcycle transportation for out of town guests with luggage, outrageous fishing stories, police traffic stops for limos, he oh so liked to ‘get ya’. His laugh was hearty and contagious, recognizable when you heard it; you could find him in a crowd just by listening for that laugh.
Gail, a friendly and caring man, was a generous and loving husband; father, brother, friend, uncle and boss. He will be deeply missed by many.
Gail was preceded in death by his father Edwin Brown, his brother Edwin and his brother Michael.
Gail is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Val Brown; sons Eric and Aaron Brown; daughters Abygail Behner, Marcy Brown; his loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews; further survived by his mother Rosemary Brown and sisters Debbie, Pam, Karen and Mary.
We will be gathering for a celebration of Gail’s life on May 17th at 9:00 AM at the Stonebrook Manor, 650 E. 124th Avenue in Thornton, Colorado. If you have ‘Gail Stories’ and are willing to share them, please jot them down and share them during the celebration. The family would appreciate the stories. Breakfast will be served at Stonebrook immediately following the celebration.