Robert "Bob" Dean Brown, of New Bern, NC died suddenly, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the age of 72.
Bob was born in Carlinville, Illinois, the son of William R. and Eileen Brown. He received his Bachelors degree at Southern Illinois University and his masters at George Washington University. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he flew helicopters and later KC-130's. He had a reputation as an excellent Marine officer and fine pilot who served in the United States Marine Corps for 27 years. After retirement, Bob worked as the first manager of Fairfield Harbor's POA from 1991to 2006.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy (Maxiener) Brown of New Bern, NC; his two children, Shannon Allen and her husband, Gary, of Cary, NC and Michael Brown and his wife, Brooke, of Charlotte, NC; his four grandchildren; Miles, Mason, Noah, and Griffin; his sister Marilyn Bennett and her husband Emmett; and his two nephews all of IL.
Colonel Brown loved his country, his family, traveling, staying active, and golf.
Memorial services will be 11am Thursday, March 14, at First Presbyterian Church in New Bern, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church New Bern, NC or to the Wounded Warriors Project Wounded Warrior Regiment Attn: Charitable Giving Coordinator 1998 Hill Avenue Quantico, VA 22134