Richard "Rich" Brown

March 7, 1952November 12, 2012

RICHARD BROWN, 60, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Kenne stone Hospital, Marietta, Ga. A native of Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Richard C. and Florence (nee. Peters) Brown. He worked as a systems analyst for Essex, EDS, and AIG Companies, and attended Burnt Hickory Church of God, Marietta, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Terri M. (nee. Smith) Brown; daughters, Amber (Rob) Schleinkofer and Bethany Keithley; granddaughters, Gretchen, Chloe and Piper; siblings, Linda (Jim) Seney, Steven (Bette) Brown and Kevin (Lucia) Brown; nieces and nephews, Heather, Erin, Megan, Patrick, Rob, Michael, Tommy, Tim, Dennis, Alexander, Andrew, Rowdy, Ryan, Taylor, Tessa, and Caitlyn; along with his brother, sisters-in-law, and many friends. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society , the Alzheimer's Association , or the PGA Youth program 'First Tee'. For online condolences, please visit


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Richard "Rich" Brown

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Michele Kennedy

January 2, 2013

So sorry to hear of Rich's passing. I worked with him at AIG for several years. I am just finding out about this, but wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

December 23, 2012

I sat on the other side of Rich while at AIG, and he was one that had a gentleness about him, an easy way about him that I felt, even though we didn't always interact. His presence was sensed.

Dawn Wiedower

December 23, 2012

My husband, Mike, and I worked with Rich for several years at AIG. He was always such a great pleasure to be around. He would have a little smile and chuckle during meetings when other people were taking themselves a bit too seriously, so we could always depend on him to keep it "real.". We are both very saddened by his passing and offer our condolences to his family.

Lily Yong

December 23, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Rich Brown. I still remember the time we worked together in AIG, He would always bring a smile to everyone's face, and he was always a great helper when you asked him any questions. With deepest sympathy

Valerie Musial

December 22, 2012

Rich was very kind and always willing to help others. He was the kind of person you could always count on. I will remember his gregarious sense of humor and endless smiles. He was a pleasure to work with at AIG. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Dean Squires

December 22, 2012

I only knew Rich for a short while at AIG, but he was a wonderful man and a pleasure to work with because of his great sense of humor.

Rick Cheek

November 28, 2012

In spite of his health issues, Rich became a regular in our Superior Essex golf group and we nicknamed him the "Iceman" because he was so cool and such a great golfer. It was my pleasure to have known Rich. This picture was the last time we played together and he beat me, again. Terri, you are in my thoughts as prayers for God's strength and comfort.

Annmarie Bradley

November 27, 2012

My heart goes out to you Terri. I'm so grateful that I was able to know your sweet, wonderful husband. It's a moment by moment walk with Jesus through the days ahead. HIS heart is sorrowful for you...climb into HIS lap and cry with HIM. HE WILL BE YOUR DAILY STRENGTH.
Ps. 143:8
The Heavens just gained another Angel.

Rachel Lane

November 20, 2012

I knew Rich at Essex and will always remember him as a voice in IT who reset passwords, unlocked systems, cancelled jobs and explained crashes always cool, calm, collected and often with a chuckle. I am sorry to hear of his passing.

Melanie Singleton

November 20, 2012

May you find strength in your beautiful memories of a remarkable human being. We are all thinking of you and sending you thoughts of comfort.