Rev. Robert Brown

Reverend Robert A. Brown, OSFS
Reverend Robert A. Brown, OSFS, 78, a priest with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales for 45 years, died on December 27, 2012 from complications of pneumonia. Father Brown, son of the late Anne R. (Cannon) and James F. Brown, Sr., was born in Allentown, PA in 1934 and was the youngest of eight children. He graduated from St. Catherine of Siena Grade School and then Allentown Central Catholic High School in 1952. Survivors: In addition to the members of his Oblate religious community, Fr. Brown is survived by his sister, Susan Reinhold of Covington, LA; and many nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his brothers, James and Hugh; and sisters, Kathleen and Grace Brown, Mary Moleseed, and Anne Iobst. Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., at St. John Neumann Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA. A wake will precede the Mass, beginning at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Oblate Cemetery at 1120 Blue Ball Road, Elkton, MD 21921. A complete obituary can be viewed at www.adamsgreen.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be sent to the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, 2200 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806.

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 3, 2013