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BROWN, Robert Jerald
BROWN, Robert Jerald 'Bob' Age 76, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. He lived in Lancaster, Calif., for 54 years, and lost his courageous battle with cancer at Antelope Valley Hospital. Bob was born on September 4, 1937 in Franklin County, Truro Township, Ohio to the late Carl and Louretta Brown. He grew up in Whitehall, Ohio a suburb of Columbus, and served in the United States Air Force (1955-1959). Bob married Rosemary Taylor in 1960 and together they moved to California (1961) to start a family and enjoyed 51 years of marriage until Rosemary's passing in 2011. Bob then married Rosemary Peterson in June 2012, who has shared love and laughter with him through his fight with cancer. Robert J. Brown became a member of the Masonic Lodge in 1970. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Calif. for 43 years. Bob Brown was an electrical engineer/flight test engineer who worked for Lockheed Martin for 33 years (Skunk Works). Before that, he briefly worked for General Dynamics and Rockwell. He loved aerospace and enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. Bob was an avid fan of Ohio State football. However, his favorite activity was anything his grandchildren were doing. Robert J. Brown is survived by his wife, Rosemary Peterson-Brown; his children, Leissa Mitchell (Greg Mitchell), Gary Brown (Paola Garcia; stepson Aaron Garcia); and Marianne Barone (Robert); five grandchildren, Michelle Brauer (Liz Flores), Shane and Zachary Brown, Dillon Sefic, Patrick Barone; stepson, Jeremy Williams (Bernadette); step- granddaughter, Mannah Williams; brother, William (Sharon); two nephews, Mark Brown (Bella); great-nephew, Kellen and Mike. A memorial service followed by refreshments will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church 1821 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster. Interment of ashes immediately following at Joshua Memorial Park 808 E. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster.

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