I was saddened to learn that old friend Cliff Brown had passed away on Monday, November 1st. Cliff was the owner along with his wife Jane of the wonderful Miss Albany Diner since 1988. I had heard from various people that Cliff was sick but I guess I did not know how far along his illness was.
Cliff Brown conversing with customers at the Miss Albany Diner
It was always a pleasure to stop in at the Miss Albany and talk with Cliff. Even though I personally live at least 3 hours away from the Empire State’s Capitol city, Cliff made you feel at home and treated you like you were a regular customer!
Here is what Cliff’s son Bill posted on the Miss Albany Diner’s Facebook page Monday……
Early this morning, November 01, 2010, Clifford H. Brown, owner of the Miss Albany Diner passed away at his home in his own bed. Before he died, he became part of the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical Center so his body could be used for training the next generation. A memorial service will be announced in the future. In accordance with Cliff’s wishes, the diner will remain open as usual.
Diner Hotline would like to extend condolences to Jane and Bill Brown on their loss. Cliff was one of the greatest!