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Birthday Greetings : Entrepreneur Thomas C “Brownie” Brown Celebrates His 101st Birthday! Thomas Clarence Brown, affectionately known as “Brownie,” a long standing Buffalo Business man, will celebrate his 101st birthday May 27! Thomas C. “Brownie” Brown Mr. Brown held a number of jobs over the years, including Courier Express paper route and driver, mill hand, mechanic, cab driver, car washer and about eight years at the Chevrolet Motor Company in N. Tonawanda, but he was always an entrepreneur at heart. Over the years, he owned many businesses on Buffalo’s East Side, including: Brownie’s Friendly Service, Brown’s Garage, Brownie’s Northampton Street Garage Auto Repair, Brownie’s Tavern, Brownie’s Upper Terrace, Brownie’s Laundromat, Brownie’s Liquor Store, Brownie’s Construction Company and Brownie’s Discount World. Thomas was not only a business man, but a man committed to his community. He was active with numerous community organizations over the years and holds life memberships with the Buffalo NAACP and The Appomattox Club of Buffalo, NY. He is a proud and long time member of The Free Masons – St. John’s Lodge #16. In 2015 at the age of 94 he was featured in the Buffalo News “Salutng Our War Heroes” series where he talked at length about his experience in a segregated army in World War II. He was blessed to celebrate his 100th “Centenarian” birthday last year with a celebration hosted by his family at The Grapevine in Depew. Happy 101st birthday to one amazing gentleman! _____________________ An Amazingly Dedicated, Focused Life For 108 […]