NEW BERN - Robert "Bob" Dean Brown, of New Bern, 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 1991 to 2006.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy (Maxiener) Brown of New Bern; his two children, Shannon Allen and her husband, Gary, of Cary, and Michael Brown and his wife, Brooke, of Charlotte; and his four grandchildren; Miles, Mason, Noah, and Griffin.
Colonel Brown loved his country, his family, traveling, staying active, and golf. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at First Presbyterian Church in New Bern.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, NC or to the Wounded Warriors Project, 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.
Condolences may be sent to the Brown family at www.cottonfuneralhome.com.?
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.
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