John “Larry” Lawrence Brown, 72 years old of Highland Orchards in Wilmington, Delaware, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2017.

In his younger years he was a proud member of the Talleyville Fire Company. He retired from DuPont after 35 years of being a respected employee. He loved the beach, and snowmobiling, but his greatest love was the farm – Blue Ball Farm in his early years then Highland Orchards. He was a brilliant mechanic and was known for his ability to repair anything, especially John Deere tractors.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frances Louise and Edward Madison “Ted” Jr. and brother Allan. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Linton of 12 years, his daughters Jennifer, Katya and Elizabeth, his brothers Terry and wife Carol, Ron and wife Marge, sister-in-law Marylin, mother-in-law Elaine, many nieces and nephews, a host of friends, and a number of animals, all of whom will miss him dearly.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Immanuel on the Green, 50 Market Street, New Castle, DE 19720. A reception will follow immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Talleyville Fire Company, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. To send condolences visit: