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October 20, 2013

Robert A. Brown

TERRE HAUTE — Robert A. Brown, 89, of Prairie Creek, passed away at 4:08 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born in Prairie Creek, Ind., on Oct. 19, 1923, to John Victor Brown and Lola Athey Brown. Robert was a retired correctional officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Terre Haute.

He is survived by two cousins, Joseph Kelly and wife Pat of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Betty Neese of Evansville, Ind. Also surviving are a God-son, Joseph Pillitary of Pensacola, Fla., and his siblings, Roseann Kearley and Charles Pillitary; special friend, Rosa Pillitary, and special friend Marjorie Kirkman of Sullivan, Ind.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to his caregivers, Chloe Weyrauch, Rick Monroe, Kimberly Payton, Mary Monroe and Deborah McCormick.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents. He was an army veteran and served in the Medical Corps in World War II. He graduated from Indiana State University in 1949 with a bachelor of science degree in biological science and social studies, and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at ISU. His memberships include: member of the Merom Conference Center Governing Board and president of the Historical Council for the past 25 years; past president and current board member of the Sullivan County Historical Society; the Crawford County Historical Society in Robinson, Ill.; the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society in Vincennes, Ind.; the Civil War Roundtable of West Central Indiana, DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.; the Captain Arthur M. Rutledge Camp 1413 Sons of Confederate Veterans, Bluffton, Ind.; and the Francis Asbury Shoup Society of Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Bluffton, Ind. In addition, Robert was adjutant of Archer’s Brigade, Forrest Command, Civil War Re-enactment group, Terre Haute, Ind.; member of Othniel Looker Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Robinson, Ill.; member of the General Society of the War of 1812, member and past commander Prairie Creek American Legion Post # 404; and Wren Smith Post # 6574 Veterans of Foreign Wars in West Terre Haute, Ind.

A funeral mass will take place in DeBaun Springhill Chapel at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, with the Rev. Father Paul Petko officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Creek West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Merom Conference Center, or either the Terre Haute or Sullivan Humane Shelter, in his memory, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at:

www.debaunfuneralhomes.com

 

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