Robert Brown

October 30, 1940March 10, 2013

Robert “Bob” Dean Brown, of New Bern, NC died suddenly, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the age of 72.

Bob was born in Carlinville, Illinois, the son of William R. and Eileen Brown. He received his Bachelors degree at Southern Illinois University and his masters at George Washington University. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he flew helicopters and later KC-130’s. He had a reputation as an excellent Marine officer and fine pilot who served in the United States Marine Corps for 27 years. After retirement, Bob worked as the first manager of Fairfield Harbor's POA from 1991to 2006.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy (Maxiener) Brown of New Bern, NC; his two children, Shannon Allen and her husband, Gary, of Cary, NC and Michael Brown and his wife, Brooke, of Charlotte, NC; his four grandchildren; Miles, Mason, Noah, and Griffin; his sister Marilyn Bennett and her husband Emmett; and his two nephews all of IL.

Colonel Brown loved his country, his family, traveling, staying active, and golf.

Memorial services will be 11am Thursday, March 14, at First Presbyterian Church in New Bern, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church New Bern, NC or to the Wounded Warriors Project Wounded Warrior Regiment Attn: Charitable Giving Coordinator 1998 Hill Avenue Quantico, VA 22134


  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Len & loretta Melancon

March 31, 2013

Dear Peggy, It's hard to fathom that Bob is really gone. Our world will be less happy without that smile. He will remain one of the finest Marines and pilots I've ever known. We will keep in touch and visit you soon.

March 28, 2013

I just read of the passing of Bob, I am shocked and am so sorry. He was truly a fine Officer and Gentleman. I admired his ability to keep his priorities clear while he lead and managed. Always enjoyed and will miss running into him in various places in town and having our quick exchanges. May his family and friends be blessed with the Lords peace. Richard & Donna Drons

Kathy O'Dell

March 27, 2013

My heart goes out to you Peg, to your children and to the rest of your family. What a great time we had with you and Bob and all our friends at Thompson Point back in our college days. Bob was a great guy then - and it was a joy to watch you two start your life together. I am just so sorry.

March 24, 2013

Peggy and chilren ,and Marilyn Brown Bennett

So sorry for your loss. Life is a gift to each of us. The way we live our life is our gift to those who come after us. Bob made his life a fantastic one. He will be missed.

58 Classmate and friend always,
Nancy Hankins-Arebalo

Hank Hernandez

March 21, 2013

Vaya con Dios, amigo. You are a Skywarrior!!! God is with your family.

Betsy Land Hendricks

March 19, 2013

Bob was a loyal friend, a leader from early years, fun to be around, serious in belief, and very clear about who he was and what he believed. From Shakespeare,
"His life was gentle; and the elements
So mixed up in him, that Nature
might stand up and say to all the world,
This was a man."

Greenfield HS Classmate, '58

Dennis & Carleen Arinello

March 15, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person - Bob was a 2nd father to me! We will miss you always... Rest in peace my friend.

Bob Thayer

March 14, 2013

I forgot to say to Bob's family, THANK YOU for your service to our takes a families support and love to allow one like Bob to accomplish all that he did for our country..... God Bless You!

Bob Thayer

March 14, 2013

Bob's Family,

May the Lord Bless and keep you in His arms, cover you with His love, peace and great joy in having been blessed with such a great husband and father. May His light shine on each of you. I am proud to have been a friend and classmate (Greenfield HS '58) of Bob's.

March 14, 2013

March 14, 2013

Shannon and family,

Ed and Anne Rinalducci

We are so sorry about the death of your father. We are thinking of you at this time. We will always remember him at your wedding.