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Michael Brown, vice president of Pepsi-Cola Buffalo Bottling Corp., died Wednesday (March 29, 1995) in his Amherst home after a brief illness. He was 50.

A Buffalo native, Brown was a graduate of Roonie's School of Court Reporting.

He worked for 15 years in courtrooms for the Department of Motor Vehicles, Workers' Compensation and State Supreme Court in Erie County.

He joined Pepsi-Cola Buffalo in 1984 and became a vice president in 1988. He also was a managing partner and secretary-treasurer of JIME Properties.

He was secretary of the Park School board of trustees and helped that institution develop the Park School field house.

A strong supporter of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Childreach, the Buffalo Zoo and the theater community, Brown was involved in starting the Al and Rose Pastor Medical Lecture Series, benefiting Children's Hospital. He also was active with Amherst Girls Softball.

Survivors include his wife, the former Enid Pastor; a son, Wayne; a daughter, Nicole; a brother, David; a sister, Judy Swadron; and his mother, Annette of Amherst.

Services were held today in Delaware Park Memorial Chapel.

Burial was in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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