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TOMS RIVER, N.J. Robin Eugene Brown, 62, of Toms River, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2017, listening to his favorite music.
Robin was born Nov. 2, 1954, to Alma Catherine (Rice) Brown and the late Robert Joseph Brown in Cumberland.
He attended St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Cresaptown, and served as an altar boy during his school years. He graduated from Allegany High School in 1972 excelling in Math and Science. During his Virginia Tech days he joined the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and graduated in 1976 with a BS degree in Chemistry. After graduation he enrolled in the Nuclear Engineering program of the U.S. Navy and served in the submarine service. He then joined the New Jersey Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant workforce in early 1982. He worked for over 35 years at the plant and was very familiar with the operations of Oyster Creek due to the numerous positions he held. His fellow co-workers have described Robin as intelligent, well respected, and a pleasure to work with. Robin got married in April 1978 to Joan(Dudding) Brown from Norwalk, Conn. Over their 39 years of marriage, they had two children together, and lived life with zest and enthusiasm. Robin's hobbies included traveling the globe with family and friends, going to rock concerts, scuba diving, white water rafting, photographing wildlife, hiking, and spending time with his loved ones. He was smart, engaging, had a great smile and could fix anything. He had an amazing determination to live life to its' fullest, and his strength and courage was beyond imaginable.
Robin is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Joan; his two children, Kristen (Brown) Larrieu of Toms River, and Matthew Brown of Cary, N.C. and their respective spouses, Jorge and Jennifer; three grandsons, Jack, Graham and Scott; two siblings, brother, Timothy Brown of Chicago, Ill. and sister, Julie (Brown) Hamilton of Boonsboro, and their respective spouses, Mary and Don; and several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-laws, sisters-in-laws and numerous lifelong friends.
Robin is preceded in death by his father, Robert J Brown; brother, Michael J Brown; sister, Sherry R Brown; and grandparents, Joseph and Rose (VanMeter) Brown and Eugene and Pearl (Stafford) Rice.
A funeral Mass in memory of Robin will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at St. Catharine's Church on E Street, Seaside Park, N.J. A "Celebration of Life" open house will be held at Robin's home, 16 Redwood Drive, Toms River, following the service and throughout the afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robin's memory to the Carmela Terlingo Cancer Fund, Attn: David H. Henry, MD, PO Box 42589 Philadelphia, PA 19101-2589. This charity was started by Robin's oncologist and the donations go directly to patient assistance, medical training in cancer treatment and cancer research.
Tributes for Robin can be posted at www.andersonandcampbell.com.
Published on June 12, 2017
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