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Dr. Glenn Eugene Brown

89, Indianapolis, passed away on January 8, 2014. Dr. Brown was born in Chicago, IL on April 12, 1924 to parents, George Edwin Brown and Gwendolyn Elizabeth (Reynolds) Brown. He was brother to George E. Brown, Jr., Gerald E. Brown, and Gail E. (Brown) DiBenedetto.

Glenn went to Marquette school and he graduated from Lindblom High School in 1942 in Chicago.

Dr. Brown served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a radio/gunner on a TBF Avenger torpedo bomber on the aircraft carriers, USS Hoggatt Bay and USS Saginaw Bay. Dr. Brown flew over 60 missions in the South Pacific including the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa and was awarded the Flying Cross.

Dr. Brown graduated from Northern Illinois College of Optometry and he retired after 40 years in practice with Dr. David Tavel at the Vision Center in Indpls.

Dr. Brown was a member of Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, the American Legion and had many professional affiliations throughout his career.

Dr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Jane (Hall) Brown; his siblings; his daughter, Arden M. (Brown) Jacobs and son-in-law, Thomas H. Jacobs.

He is survived by his children, Kerry J. Brown (Lan T. Bui-Brown), James G. Brown (Judith Key Brown), and Tamara J. (Brown) Kopitzke (Frederick W. Kopitzke III); grandchildren, Lindsay J. Colf (Joel Colf), Nicholas M. Jacobs (Stacey Simison), Frederick W. Kopitzke IV, Alexandra M. Scott (Keith Scott), Olivia A. Jacobs (Brent Curl), Victoria C. Brown, Joshua J.G. Brown, and MaiLan B. Brown; and great-grandchildren, Logan F. Scott, Indigo J. Colf, Silas M. Curl, Myles E. Scott and Henry T. Scott.

Calling will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Flanner and Buchanan - Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in the Good Shepherd Chapel , where funeral services will immediately follow at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Brown's memory to Lutheran Child and Family Services or the .

Friends are invited to view Dr. Brown's online tribute page and sign his guest registry at:

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 15, 2014
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