Robert Brown Obituary
 
In Memory of

Robert Joseph Brown

June 11, 1940 - May 31, 2014
Obituary

Dr. Robert Joseph Brown "Doc" - age 73, of Chandler, AZ, passed away May 31st, 2014, at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, Arizona after an unexpected illness. His loving wife, Susan, and son, Brent, were at his side. Robert was born on June 11th, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, to Arthur and Genevieve (Zuzak) Brown. He attended the University of Illinois-College of Medicine earning a degree of M.D. in June of 1966. Robert joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and served time in Vietnam. He was a Major and received multiple service medals. When he returned to the States, he moved to California and completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai...
Dr. Robert Joseph Brown "Doc" - age 73, of Chandler, AZ, passed away May 31st, 2014, at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, Arizona after an unexpected illness. His loving wife, Susan, and son, Brent, were at his side.

Robert was born on June 11th, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, to Arthur and Genevieve (Zuzak) Brown. He attended the University of Illinois-College of Medicine earning a degree of M.D. in June of 1966.

Robert joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and served time in Vietnam. He was a Major and received multiple service medals. When he returned to the States, he moved to California and completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Robert started his Internal Medicine practice in Los Angeles, California which continued until 1974. He began practicing medicine in Fullerton, California later that same year. It was in Fullerton, in 1983, that me met his current wife, Susan (Benway). Robert and Susan wed in August of 1984. Robert opened other pracices in Brea, CA; Rancho Mirage, CA; Abilene, TX; Baton Rogue, LA; and Phoenix, AZ. He then went on to practice for 10 years as a hospitalist up until the time of his death.

Robert had a deep passion for medicine. He was active in various organizations and aspired to go on to a teaching role. He loved to travel with his family and enjoyed learning about other cultures and experiencing their unique cuisines. Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Robert is survived by his wife of 30 years, Susan (Benway) Brown; his son, Brent Brown, of Chandler, AZ; his son Brian Brown of Chicago, IL; his daughter, Michelle Brown of San Francisco, CA; step-children Ronald Bryant, Jr. of Beaumont, Ca; Sherry Bryant of Desert Hot Springs, Ca; and Sgt. Steven Bryant of Fort Campbell, KY; and 7 grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend 10:30 AM Memorial Services at the National Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85023 on Friday, June 20, 2014.

Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ.

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