R.J. Fahy Funeral Home

116 N Broad Street, Norwich, NY


Robert I Brown

September 22, 1930February 6, 2020

Robert I. Brown, 89, of Norwich and a lifelong resident of the Plymouth-South Plymouth area, passed away Thursday morning, February 6, 2020, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home. Bob was born on September 22, 1930 in South Plymouth the son of Olin and Edna (Hogencamp) Brown. He grew up in the Plymouth area where he attended school first in Kirk and later attended the Norwich High School from which he graduated. While in school he was a member of the schools wrestling team in which he lettered. Soon after his education, Bob entered the United States Air Force serving his country during the Korean War. Returning home he gained employment with Bennett-Ireland where he was employed for over 30 years. Bob had served as a Town of Plymouth Councilman for several years and was also a member of the Town of Plymouth Planning Board. He enjoyed attending local tractor pulls especially the mini modified. In his younger years he had helped his dad on the family farm. Bob is survived by his children; Guy (Pat) Brown of Norwich, Wendy (Walt) Upham of Mexico, Cindy Rowe of Oxford and Kelly Cushman of Plymouth and 5 grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by his wife Joan (Crawford) Brown, his grandson Andrew Cushman and brothers Delton and Paul Brown. At Bob’s request there will be no formal services and interment will be private. Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home


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James Brown

February 12, 2020

When I was a kid I enjoyed being in the barn when Uncle Bob was doing the milking, he always seemed to be happy and had funny stories to tell. He also liked to pick on people and you had to be a little nervous on what he come up with.
I remember him taking me along to the farmers field days, antique engine shows, and to the tractor pulls. He always took the time to explain how the machines old or new worked and what they were used for
I always remember that I thought he had the coolest vehicles. Cars and pickup trucks with the exhaust a little loader than stock and the tires and little wider than stock. Even the Ford tractor with the dual pipes.

Anne Gibson

February 11, 2020

I will always remember the tractor pulls, and visiting him with Wendy. Always enjoyed talking with him. He will surely be missed.

Gary Lynk

February 10, 2020

Bob was a great guy, I remember him running my Royer Topsoil Shredder and keeping all the trash out of the chamber, He was very good at it. Very helpful around the yard and enjoyed lunch with me and his daughter Wendy.

Jeremy Stopford

February 8, 2020

A good friend from the early 1970's and 1980's during the years we worked together at Bennett-Ireland.
A good neighbor when my wife and I lived at Plymouth Reservoir and, of course, the Browns lived just down the hill on Route 23.
And a friend re-united when we connected last year at Norwich Rehab where he and my father-in-law were in rooms down the hall from each other.
To Bob's family - your dad will be greatly missed. It was both an honor and a joy to have known him.