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Jacqueline Julia Brown
August 01, 2022


Jacqueline Julia Brown, 83, of Punxsutawney, PA, and formerly of Glen Campbell, PA, died Monday, August 1, 2022 at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney, PA.

The daughter of the late Thomas R. and Katherine M. (Almara) Laughlin, she was born on February 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jackie was a 1957 graduate of the Sacred Heart High School in Shadyside, PA.

She was of the Roman Catholic faith and had attended the former St. Michael’s Church in Glen Campbell, PA.

Jackie wed Ronald “Phillip” Brown on July 1, 1970.

Surviving are her four children: Cindi (Kenny) Leasure of Indiana, PA; Bob Ryan of Punxsutawney, PA; Chip (Deb) Ryan of Home, PA and Bonnie (Duane) Smith of Punxsutawney, PA; her step-daughter, Debra Brown of Michigan and her seven grandchildren: Brady Smith; Andrew Smith; Melissa Paul; Steven Wank; Luke Wasick; Beth Maloney and Lisa Wasick.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ronald “Phillip” Brown in 1997; her infant son, Michael Thomas Brown; her brother, Thomas V. Laughlin and her stepdaughter, Cheryl Brown Wank.

A private family service will be held at the St. Michael’s Cemetery in Glen Campbell, PA with Pastor Johnny Pennington officiating.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Autism Speaks at 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or via

Arrangements are with the assistance of the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. Visit to sign Jackie’s guestbook and share a condolence message.

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