Brown, Robert "Bob" Earle

World War II And Korean War Veteran Held Long Career With RCA Corporation

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Robert Brown
Robert Brown

Robert "Bob" Earle Brown, 88, passed into the presence of the Lord on January 15, 2017.

A devoted husband, warm and loving father, and lifelong teacher, Bob was born in Woodbury, NJ to Earle and Ellen Brown.  He spent most of his youth in Elmont, NY and graduated from Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, NY before joining the U.S. Navy.  Bob served in the Navy at the end of World War II and during the Korean War.  He married the love of his life, Shirley Mahr Brown, in December 1951. In 1956 he graduated with honors from Newark College of Engineering (currently NJIT) with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He went on to obtain a Master of Science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1962.

Bob and Shirley lived in many places over the years, but it was in Mendham, NJ, where they raised their children.  Robert retired to Signal Mountain, TN in 1988 after a 35-year career with the RCA Corporation in New Jersey.  Upon retirement from RCA, he consulted in high technology and taught computer science at Covenant College.

The most significant aspect of his life was his devotion to the Lord and work in his church.  Bob held many roles over the years including elder, adult Sunday School teacher, choir director, choir member and soloist at Wayside Presbyterian Church in Signal Mountain, and Mendham Hills Chapel in Mendham, NJ. where he and his family were founding members.  Before that, Bob was a soloist and choir member at Long Hill Chapel in Chatham, NJ.  His church work encompassed well over 60 years.

Bob was a person with many interests.  He was an avid reader, gifted artist, a lover of music and was known for his beautiful tenor voice.  He never stopped studying history, including church history and the Bible, and he never stopped teaching.  He was a great mentor to his family and church. His church friends say Bob has forgotten more than some of us will ever know.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Eleanor Mahr Brown, his children, Margaret Ahstrom (Jay) of Connecticut, Lois Brown of New Jersey, and Robert Brown (Blakely) of Kentucky and five grandchildren, Emily Ahstrom, Sarah Ahstrom, Hannah Brown, Braeden Brown and Ainsley Brown.  While the family will miss him greatly, they know steadfastly that he is with the Lord.

Interment will be at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, on Friday, April 21, at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Brian Cosby officiating.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22, at Wayside Presbyterian Church, 2505 Fairmount Pike, Signal Mountain. The service will begin at11 a.m. with Pastor Brian Cosby presiding.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Missions of Wayside Presbyterian Church or to the Signal Mountain Christian School.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, Hixson.       



Myers, Robert J. "Jerry"

Robert J. “Jerry” “Bob” Myers, 84, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Elizabethton, Tn., to the late James and Grace Myers. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Myers Boudrie Matherley and a sister, Jackie Rader. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Faye Myers; children, Greg Myers, Richard (Becky) Myers, and ... (click for more)

Aaron, Betty J.

Betty J. Aaron, 85, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on  Friday, February 16, 2018.   Betty was of the Church of God faith. She loved to read, cook and take care of her family.   She was preceded in death by her son, Russell Aaron Jr., parents, Roger and Lena Ridings, siblings, Margaret Case, Nella Ruth and Jack Ridings.   Survivors ... (click for more)

Kellett, Elaine Davis (LaFayette)

Elaine Davis Kellett, 64, of LaFayette, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald “Skillet” Kellett; son, Ronald Lee Kellett Jr.; daughter, Amanda Sky Kellett; parents, James Alvin Davis and L.D. Beamer Davis; brother, Richard Davis; and sister, Jewell Davis. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia “Kit” (Pilo) Gonzalez ... (click for more)

Rollins, Robert "Bud" (Whitwell)

Robert “Bud” Rollins, 84, of Whitwell, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his son, Robert E. Rollins; parents, Earl and Amanda Rollins; and sisters, Mary Barnett and Dobbie Rollins.  Those left to cherish his memories are three children, Betty Carol (Henry) Jones, Jerry (Donna) Rollins and Mike (Brenda) Rollins; daughter-in-law, ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Accident Involving 18-Wheeler On Ochs Highway

One person was killed Saturday morning on Ochs Highway. Another person in the same vehicle was taken to the hospital. An 18-wheeler was coming down the mountain, and hit three cars traveling up the mountain. Ochs Highway was closed in both directions, and HAZMAT crews were at the scene. The wreck happened at mid-morning. (click for more)

Hixson Home Destroyed By Fire Early Saturday Morning

A home was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning in Hixson. Around  2:30 a.m. , the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded to a possible house fire at  904 Wesley Drive  in Hixson. When the first unit arrived on the scene, they reported the second floor of the home was completely engulfed with fire. Firefighters conducted a defensive ... (click for more)