Roscoe Brown, who died July 2, got his wish Friday at the Intrepid Museum, as friends and family gathered to remember the pilot, educator, and activist.
Roscoe Brown, the last of the Tuskegee Airmen pilots known to live on Long Island, told his family he did not want an elaborate church funeral. He wanted a jazz band to play instead, and for people to get together over shared stories and maybe a cold beer.
“He wanted the music to carry the story of how Roscoe Brown loved life and all of his various families — his friends, his political family, his educational family,” said his son, Dennis Brown, 65, of Sag Harbor.
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