MATTHEWS - Dr. Brian Daniel Brown, 41, passed away March 6, 2013.
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The son of Bob and Gail Brown of Gastonia, he was a 1989 graduate of Ashbrook High School, and a 1993 graduate of North Carolina State University, where he graduated summa cum laude with degrees in genetics, biology, and zoology.
He went on to graduate in 1997 from the School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, and completed his residency in family practice at the UPMC St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., and was awarded "Resident Teacher of the Year." He began his medical career as a primary care physi-cian with CaroMont at Lake Wylie, S.C., where he practiced for nine years. At the time of his death, he was a physician with Novant Health at Blakeney FP&UC in Charlotte, where he had practiced for the past four years.
Brian was an avid outdoorsman and musician. He enjoyed high-adventure sports, spending time with his family, and gardening.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Malgorzata (Maggie); twin daughters, Nico and Annabel of the home; and two sisters, Lau-ren Owen (Geoff) of Cary, N.C., and Shannon Flowers (Charlie) of Nashville, Tenn.; three nieces and a nephew.
A celebration of life service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Lutheran Chapel Church with Pastor Michael Comer officiating.
Receiving of friends will be one hour prior to the service in the Family Life Center.
Inurnment will be private for the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crisis Assistance Ministry, 805 W. Airline Avenue, Gastonia, N.C. 28052-3894.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Brown family.
Online condolences can be made at www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 9, 2013