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Robert E. Brown (Age 67)  

Of Arlington, Virginia, passed away on July 9, 2018. He was born and grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey. Bob was a graduate of Seton Hall University and met his wife Harriet while doing postgraduate work at Georgetown University. He and his family lived in Arlington, Virginia.
Bob proudly served for over 36 years as a Federal Civil Servant including as an executive as the Associate Director for Administration and Budget at the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement and at the U.S. Minerals Management Service. He also had a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of the Navy in Washington, District of Columbia and Norfolk, Virginia as well as serving with the Small Business Administration. For his exemplary leadership, Bob was awarded the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award in both 1998 and 2005. He also received numerous other distinguished service awards for his Federal service over the years.
As an avid sports fan, Bob was a particularly passionate true fan of football (soccer). He was closely involved with the Official Liverpool F.C. Supporters Club of Washington, District of Columbia, as well as the Screaming Eagles and La Barra Brava supporter groups of D.C. United. Bob also participated in supporting the artistic efforts of his children through the St. Mark's Players at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Washington, District of Columbia and the World Children's Choir in Virginia.
Bob is survived by his family: beloved husband of Harriet; loving father of Sarah Dayton (Charles), Abigail, and Andrew (Jessica); cherished grandfather of Jonathan and Mary Dayton; dear brother of Catherine Lucyk (James); uncle of Katelynn and Ashley Lucyk.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation which changes the lives of children by providing musical instruments they could not otherwise afford at Online memories and condolences may be made at:

Published in The Washington Post on July 13, 2018
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1102 West Broad Street | Falls Church, VA 22046 | (703) 533-0341
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