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Celebrating the life of

James Randolph Brown

Passed away on July 20, 2022

James Randolph Brown

James Randolph “Randy” Brown

James Randolph “Randy” Brown died peacefully July 20, 2022 in Savannah, Ga.  He was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 16, 1943, the oldest son and second child of Janet Shaw Yockey Brown and Frank Lloyd Brown.  He graduated from Wisconsin University with a degree in political science.  From there he joined the US Army and served as a 1st Lt, combat platoon leader in Vietnam.  He served with bravery and valor receiving a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star with V for valor during battle, and a second Bronze Star with 1 OLC awarded for meritorious service during combat.  

Randy was predeceased by his parents, Janet and Frank Brown, his sisters Marcia Bryan and Janis Groner and his brother Bruce Brown.  He is survived by his wife, Lynda Mansfield of Savannah, Ga and Havre de Grace Md, stepchildren John Keith Mansfield and Todd Andrew Mansfield, their spouses and children, a nephew Donald Bryan, Terra Haute, Indiana, two nieces Elizabeth Stevens, Fishers Indiana and Kate Groner, Wheaton Illinois, their spouses and children.

Randy was an expert in containerized shipping and worked as consultant for many years with Paul F. Richardson Associates, providing maritime and transportation consulting services for shipping lines, ports, shipbuilders, motor carriers, and labor and management groups. He left consulting and became President and CEO of the Marine Maintenance Contractors Association from which he retired.  The Metropolitan Marine Maintenance Contractors’ Association is a trade association comprised of 21 member companies doing business in the Port of New York and New Jersey that employ members of the International Longshoremen’s Association and its affiliated locals.  In 2004, Randy was instrumental and co-founded the Port Technical Training Institute designed to improve the work skills and job prospects of mechanics working in the ports. Over 1000 port mechanics have been trained and the Institute continues to this day.

Randy was an occasional golfer but an avid football fan especially of his New York Giants.  He loved caring for his yard and his trees.  His avocation was his love and appreciation for antiques and the histories they represented.

Private committal will be at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you consider donating to:  Vietnam Veterans of American, 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, Md 20910 or www.VVA.org.

 

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Though we only knew Randy for a few years we truly enjoyed our time spent together with him and Lynda. With our sympathies.

- The King Family, Havre de Grace, MD

I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. I will always remember how Randy showed Don Bryan and I his favorite parts of Savannah when we visited from Indianapolis. Don eventually proposed to me in Savannah on the front porch of Randy and Lynda’s beautiful home - a moment I will always cherish. Rest In Peace, Randy!

- Katherine McKinney, Indianapolis, IN

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I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. I will always remember how Randy showed Don Bryan and I his favorite parts of Savannah when we visited from Indianapolis. Don eventually proposed to me in Savannah on the front porch of Randy and Lynda’s beautiful home - a moment I will always cherish. Rest In Peace, Randy!

- Katherine McKinney, Indianapolis, IN

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200