Jay R. Brown, 55, of Uhrichsville, Ohio, passed away at his home on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, after a period of declining health. Born July 10, 1956 in Dennison, Ohio, he was a son of the late John Park and Irma Bernice (Staley) Brown.

In keeping with Jay’s wishes, he has been cremated without a public visitation. A private, family graveside service is planned at Tunnel Hill Cemetery near Bowerston where he will be interred with his parents. Those wishing to honor Jay’s memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to the American Diabetes Association. R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc. (740) 922-1970, www.lindseyfh.com.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.