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Robert L. Brown
October 4, 1940 - March 15, 2011


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Robert L. Brown of Riverside, Rhode Island (formerly of Barrington) passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on March 15, 2011 after a short illness.  Born on Oct. 4, 1940 in Akron, Ohio he was the son of the late Robert G. and Marie Close Brown. He graduated from Gloversville High School, New York in 1958.

Mr. Brown was an Honorably Discharged Veteran who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.  He attended Duke University and received his Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern University, a Master’s Degree from Boston College, and studied for his PhD in sociology at Northeastern University.

Bob worked as an independent contractor throughout the East Bay and was active in the community as a Boy Scout Leader.  Bob’s creative spirit, individualism, and generosity will be missed by family, friends, and acquaintances. 

Bob is survived by his wife, Laurie Keenan, son; Patrick Keenan; daughter-in-law, Jessica; and granddaughter, Annalise, as well as his brother Edward Brown and sister, Roxanna Vuskalns.


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