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Irving Deerin Brott Jr., attorney and former longtime Aurora Town Justice

June 28, 1930 – Oct. 24, 2016

Irving Brott

Irving Deerin Brott Jr., an attorney who served for nearly 30 years as Aurora Town Justice, died last Monday in his home in Venice, Fla. He was 86.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Orchard Park High School. He worked a variety of jobs as he earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1952 and attended the University of Buffalo Law School. He was editor-in-chief of the Buffalo Law Review and graduated cum laude from UB in 1955.

He served in the Navy in 1956 and 1957 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolph.

Returning from service, he joined the Buffalo firm of Phillips Lytle Hitchcock Blaine and Huber and became partner in 1968. He retired in 1995.

Mr. Brott was appointed Aurora Town Justice in 1968 and won re-election to four-year terms until he stepped down in 1994.

He moved to Florida upon his retirement, but continued to spend summers in East Aurora. He also regularly visited the family cottage on Lac Simon, Quebec.

Characterized by his late brother Gordon as “an avid, although mediocre golfer,” the highlights of his game were a hole in one at the age of 65 and a birdie on the second hole at Pebble Beach in California. He was a member of the East Aurora Country Club.

A devoted Buffalo Bills fan, he held season tickets from the 1960s through the 1990s. He attended the opening of Rich Stadium and Superbowl 26 in Minneapolis.

He collected seashells and used them to create unique items, including fountains and lamps. A writer of limericks, he was known for his wit and storytelling.

His first wife of 20 years, the former Suzanne Hunt, died in 1979. He was remarried in 1986 to the former Donna Rey Kohl.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Megan B. Sullivan and Meryl H.; a son, Gordon A.; three sisters, Cynthia B. Biasca, Barbara B. Myers and Harriet B. Wenger; 21 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5  in Kenneth Howe Funeral Home, 64 Maple St., East Aurora.

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