OBITUARY: Retired Navy Capt. Robert Magnus Brown, 91, of Titusville, Passed Away May 22

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He served proudly aboard six submarines

Robert Magnus Brown, 91, of Titusville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, and has now joined his beautiful and treasured wife of 58 years, Marilyn.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Robert Magnus Brown, 91, of Titusville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, and has now joined his beautiful and treasured wife of 58 years, Marilyn.

Born on December 2, 1927, in Upland, Pennsylvania to the late Arthur and Anna Lillian Brown, Robert served our nation with great honor with the U.S. Navy for 34 years, including three years enlisted service, having achieved the rank of Captain.

His greatest satisfaction as a career Naval Officer came from the command of the USS Blackfin and USS Range Sentinel.

He served proudly aboard six submarines, was an unofficial “Range Rat,” an acknowledgment of his many years of involvement with the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range.

He retired to Titusville, Florida in 1979 where he enjoyed catching up on family life and traveling to see his children and grandchildren. He became active with Retired Military Officers of America, Central and Space Coast Naval Submarine Leagues, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, and USTA Tennis Leagues.

He was also a life-long Redskins fan. Most of all he enjoyed his time as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Other than his parents his beloved wife, Marilyn, sister Katherine Yerger, and brother Arthur M. Brown, Jr precede Robert in death. He will be greatly missed by his children Deborah (Marshall) Lunsford, Kevin (Kimberly) Brown, Brian (Denise) Brown and Pamela (Michael) Lewis; grandchildren Morgan (Amy) Lunsford, Neil Lunsford, Carson (Josh) Reeves, Madison Brown, Parker Brown, Stefan (Christina Moore) Chamlis, Austin Chamlis, and Ahna Chamlis; great-grandchildren Evan Lunsford, Mila Lunsford, Sadie Lunsford, Tessa Chamlis, and Gabi Moore – we will all carry his legacy with us. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church with a military honors burial to follow at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of St. Francis. Condolences may be shared at www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com

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