Dr. Harvey E. Brown, Jr. of Miami, Florida, passed away peacefully on Sept. 15, 2012. Dr. Brown was born in Norfolk, Va. on Dec. 24, 1923 to Harvey and Madeleine Keeling Brown. Dr. Brown attended the University of California at Berkley for Pre-Med and Marquette University Medical School, completing his degree in medicine in 1948. While at Marquette he met Marjorie Elaine Tweedt, who was also studying medicine. They were married in 1948, one week before they both graduated from medical school. Dr. Brown served in the US Army from 1942-1945 and again from 1952-54, where he served as a Captain and regimental surgeon in the Korean War. He received a Bronze Star for Valor for his actions in the Battle of Pork Chop Hill. Dr. Brown practiced at the V.A. Hospital in Petersburg, Va. after returning from Korea and when he completed his service with the Army moved with his wife and young children to Miami, Fl in 1954. There he started his 55 years of working for the Veterans Administration and joined the faculty of the University of Miami School of Medicine, becoming a full Professor in the Department of Rheumatology. He was a proud member of the Iron Arrow Honor Society. His forte' was caring for his patients, his diagnostic acumen and teaching medical students, interns, residents and fellows. He devoted his life to the field of medicine and continued to practice and teach until 2008. Dr. Brown is survived by his wife Marjorie and his sons Thomas, Daniel and Timothy Brown, daughter Carol Kirtley and daughters-in-law Bethany (Buckley) Brown and Juenlee (Syn) Brown and his grandchildren Kelly, Matthew, Nicole, Tijay, Jillian, Brian, Natalie and Tobyn, and grandson-in-law, Jesse Bakke plus extended family members and friends. A memorial service will take place at 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at East Ridge Retirement Village, 19301 SW 87th Ave., Cutler Bay, Fl 33157. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, 8626 SW Citrus Boulevard, Palm City, Fl 34990 - www.tcwild.org.
Published in Miami Herald on September 19, 2012