Bro. Robert Brown – Life Member

Bro. Robert W. Brown, 91, of Dallas, formerly of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Tiffany Court Manor in Kingston.

Born on Feb. 17, 1925, in Allentown, Robert was the son of the late John M. Brown and the late Eleanor (Eddy) Brown.

Robert graduated from Dallas Borough High School, class of 1943. Upon graduation, Bob entered the U.S. Navy and served from 1943 to 1946. He married Marjorie Evans in May 1945. Together they celebrated nearly 67 years of marriage before Marge’s passing in 2013.

Bob’s professional career spanned decades of banking services. Beginning in Dallas at the First National Bank of Dallas in 1950, he continued banking in various positions at area banks, including the former Hanover National Bank, First Bank of Sayre, Plymouth National Bank and First Eastern Bank, retiring in 1986 as the senior vice-president/retail loans.

Bob also served in various positions for the town of Dallas, including member of The Dallas Borough Board of Health, borough secretary, mayor, councilman and borough manager. His community activities involved Dallas Rotary, Back Mountain Library board, Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority, Back Mountain Little League and a member of the 100F Dallas Lodge, George M. Dallas Lodge F.A. & M, Caldwell consistory, Bloomsburg, and Irem Temple Dallas, where he was in the “Arab Patrol” and “The Stewards.” Bob also served in the various voluntary capacities within the Dallas United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, Bob had been preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Brown; and brothers, John P. Brown and George Brown.

Bob is survived by his son, Dr. Robert L. Brown, of Hilton Head, S.C.; and daughter, Shirley R. Breymeier, of Dallas. Along with four grandchildren, Amy Saenz, of Tampa, Fla., Benjamin Brown, of Greenwood Village, Colo., Daniel and Matthew Breymeier, both of Kingston; and four great-grandchildren, Olivia, Alex, and Tyler Brown, and Trey Saenz.

Cremation had been held privately. Memorial services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dallas United Methodist Church, 4 Parsonage St., Dallas, PA 18612.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. Online condolences may be made via

Published in Times Leader from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2016