Robert Campbell "Bird" Brown
1962 - 2021
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Robert Campbell "Bird" Brown, 58, of Westminster, MD, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Windy Hill Monday morning, April 26, 2021. Born May 1, 1962 in Fort Knox, KY, he was the son of the late Lt. Col. Donald R. Brown and Joyce Chaney Brown. The youngest in a military family of 4 children, Bird spent his childhood living around the world including Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he developed his love and passion for the game of soccer. He relocated to Westminster as a Sophomore in high school, quickly planting roots as a three-year varsity letterman in soccer and lacrosse at Westminster High School and becoming a beloved active member in the community which continued until his death. He was a life-long student - earning a Bachelor's degree from Coker University where he was a 3-time academic All-American and captain of the soccer team, an MBA from Mount Saint Mary's University and most recently a Master's in Athletic Administration from his first alma mater. Bird, as he was affectionately known, was a career coordinator and counselor, coach and teacher at Westminster High School. He was a friend and mentor to many current and former students and enjoyed corresponding with them long after they had graduated. Before embarking on his second career in education, he worked for over 20 years in the banking and insurance industry. He dedicated his life to community sports, especially soccer, founding the Westminster Wolves Soccer Club for men which evolved into a successful club for boys and girls that introduced many to the "beautiful game". Over his long career he coached baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and especially soccer serving as the Westminster High School girls soccer coach before moving to coach the boys for the past 7 years. He was a proud coach for the Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club. Bird loved listening to music, especially the Grateful Dead, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending quality time with his many close friends and two faithful canine companions, Molly and Bamboo. But most of all, Bird loved his family above all else and took great pride in his three sons, with whom he shared such a special bond. He was a loving and devoted husband of 32 years to his beloved wife Anne Camille. Surviving in addition to his wife are children Michael Chaney, Ryan Campbell, and Matthew Joseph Brown of Westminster, MD; Step-Mother Diana BlanchardIn-Laws Mike and JoAnn Karpers; Sister Donna Hansen; Brother Douglas Brown and wife Kelly; Brother Charles Brown and wife Melanie; Sister-in-law Susan Slade (David); Nephews Jonathan (Bonnie) and Anthony Hansen, William Brown (Melanie), Connor Brown, William and Austin Slade; and Nieces Emily, Waverly, and Ainsley Brown. Rest easy, Birdman. His family will welcome friends on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 4 to 7pm at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe Street, Westminster. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 1pm with a eulogy beginning at 12:45 pm. For those who are unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed. To join virtually, please go to the St John Facebook page (@stjohnwestminster) and scroll down to videos. St. John will observe social distancing along with the wearing of face masks and use of hand sanitizer at both the visitation and funeral mass. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for a Robert "Bird" Brown Memorial Scholarship using the following Go Fund Me link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bird-brown-family-expenses?utm_campaign=p_nacp+share-sheet&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Online condolences may be offered to his family at www.prittsfuneralhome.com Arrangements provided by Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, Westminster.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 28, 2021.
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May 2, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Bird always took the time to stop and say hello whenever our paths crossed at St. John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, that God grant you peace, strength, and wisdom in your time of loss.
Michael and Stacy Fehle and family
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May 1, 2021
It’s truly an honor to have considered Bird, our friend. Bird’s legacy will live forever!! Please accept our sincere condolences, to the entire Brown family.
Joe & Bonnie Borucki
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May 1, 2021
Dear Charlie, Connor, Waverly, Ainsley and the entire Brown family,
It's difficult to find the words that might somehow bring you comfort during this very difficult time. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, but please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Helene (Ensign) Stoelker
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May 1, 2021
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May 1, 2021
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April 30, 2021
Adva & I offer our deepest condolences. It's been a few years since Spirit Lane, but some we never forget. All our love.
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April 30, 2021
I am so sorry about Bird’s unexpected passing. He was such a sweet guy in middle school. It is plain to see what a positive impact and impression he moved on to make every step of the way in his life. Most importantly, creating a beautiful and faithful family. I pray for your comfort and strength right now. I am sure he too is praying for you in a beautiful place where you will ultimately be eternally together again.
Elizabeth Stinson
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April 30, 2021
I knew Mr. Bird Brown as a teacher whom I cleaned for. He was always kind and had a smile on his face and was always willing to do whatever it took to help his students'. He will be dearly missed. RIP dear friend.
Gwen Shaffer
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April 30, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Richard, Kimberly (Ton) and Jada Grice.
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April 30, 2021
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April 30, 2021
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April 30, 2021
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April 30, 2021
I didn't know "Bird" but I am connected through his Dad and stepmother. Diana is my Godmother (and cousin) May you find peace in knowing he is with our Lord. Jesus will walk with you through the grieving. I pray that the memories keep you company until you see him again.
Debbie Malfara
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April 29, 2021
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April 29, 2021
Prayers and condolences for your family. You were a true man of faith, a dedicated and great family man, an altruistic man, and a man who believed and lived by example in teaching others how to achieve and leave positive footprints in our walk-of-life. I am sure your legacies and all you have positively touched will continue with your life lessons. You will be missed. Rest-in-peace, my friend.
John Woodley
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April 29, 2021
Longtime friend, from High School to present. Bird was one of Nature's gentlemen.
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April 29, 2021
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April 28, 2021
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April 28, 2021
Robert "Bird" Brown was good for soccer, good for the readers of the Times, but more than any of these, he was good for kids. I know of no higher praise. RIP Coach.
Mike Coons
Acquaintance
April 28, 2021
God broke the mold when he made Bird-he was truly one of a kind. We met when Bird came to WHS, and he was a true Merry Prankster during those fun-filled days of our youth. Although as we aged responsibilities took us in different directions, the couple of times a year when we would see each other the conversation would invariably fall into stories of the "old days" and the good times we enjoyed. Bird will be greatly missed and never forgotten. May God bless his cherished family. RIP brother.
Craig Spencer
Friend
April 28, 2021
Bird was a true friend and teammate and brother.He was a grear Soccor Player at Coker.We enjoyed many days of Companionship. After moving to Westminster for work after college I was treated like family by the entire Brown family.Rest in peace my friend!
Joseph Price J.P.
Family
April 28, 2021
Maria (Auxi) & I Love You Bird and always will as you look upon us until we meet again. We will do our best to look after Anne, Michael, Ryan, Matthew, Donna, Douglas, Charlie, Nieces, Nephews, Molly and Bamboo as you have looked after us. We consider ourselves blessed for you to allow us to be part of such a special family. May the Lord show you the light and hold your beautiful family in the palm of his hands ...
Scott A Anderson
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April 28, 2021
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April 28, 2021
Bird was a great person. The smile was his trademark. No matter where you were, if you turned and saw him, he would light up, smile and come greet you. Anne and boys, prayers.
Teresa Richardson
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April 28, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Bird at Carroll County Bank. My sincere condolences to the Brown family. Bird will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Such a loss to his family, friends, and community! RIP my friend!
Pam Ford
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