James Lloyd Attilio Brown

Obituary for James Lloyd Attilio Brown

December 29, 1953 - November 15, 2017
San Mateo, California | Age 63

James Lloyd Attilio Brown


James Lloyd Attilio Brown was a lot of things: smart, humorous, and thoughtful. Most of all though, he was a baseball addict—an addiction that lasted a lifetime. Baseball gave him focus, determination and a crew of best friends.

His closest friends fondly remember him for his finely tuned musical ear, love of burgundy, and storytelling skills—his "big whoppers." Yet, baseball reigned supreme for them. One friend remembers taking a couple of bats and 50 baseballs, finding an empty field and playing baseball until the sun came down. Eventually, Jim would take on the passion project of managing a handful of local baseball teams, allowing him the freedom and discipline to travel across the country for games.

Jim was also a passionate writer and talented raconteur. Sarcasm, satire, parody, and irony were the favored venues of his wit. He could often be found in an intellectual tête-à-tête with lifelong friends.

His family was important to him. He went on frequent trips to Hopland with his extended family and the Ravanos. His parents Jim and Linda Brown also took the family on lively trips throughout the US and Canada and to museums and historical sites. They instilled a sense of culture, intellect, and vibrancy into Jim's life.

He leaves behind three sisters, Vicky, Susan, and Liza and one brother, Bill. They always looked up to Jim for his smart intellect, cultural tastes, strong musical knowledge and handsome good looks. They share fond memories of rifling through his beloved record collection and being bested by him at board games.

Jim also leaves behind a daughter named Sara Joy who shares Jim's quick wit and love of stories. He was a good and loving uncle to his nieces and nephews Amber, Lena, Carlo, Linda, and Joshua, and Esther. He fondly identified the younger of them as "The Millennials".

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Message from the Family

Thanks to everyone who has started leaving stories and photos of Jim. We appreciate your support during this difficult time. Also we love hearing more about Jim's life that we knew less about—such as baseball! And his former team the SF Angels ~

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