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Robert K. “Bob” Brown

Robert K. “Bob” Brown, 83, of Bargersville, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin surrounded by family.

He was born May 29, 1930, in Huntington, to Abner and Lillian (Wiles) Brown. He married Rose M. (Couch) Brown on Dec. 29, 1956, in Patriot. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2011.

He retired in 1992 as manager of telecommunications for Public Service Indiana after almost 30 years of service. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday School. He had been a HAMM radio operator and was a weather watcher for WTHR Channel 13 while living in Hendricks County. He was a former member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Plainfield and was a former Episcopal lay minister trainee and Episcopal minister Catechist. He was a member of Belle River Masonic Lodge #327 in Vevay.

Survivors include two sons, John C. Brown (Hope) of Bargersville and James K. Brown (Maggie) of New York City, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Mandi Brown of Indianapolis, Gracie Brown, Caleb Brown and Ellie Brown all of Bargersville; and one great-grandchild Jaiden Pollitt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and an infant twin brother.

The Rev. Brad Moger will conduct a celebration of life service at noon Tuesday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 677 West State Road 144 in Franklin. Friends may call Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

The family request memorial contributions be made to the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Historical Preservation Fund, 677 West State Road 144 Franklin, IN 46131.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center in Franklin is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 738-0202.

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