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Chapter Eternal: Dr. Richard W. Brown Jr.

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We regret to inform you of the passing of Brother Richard W. Brown Jr. '43. Thank you to Ellen Brown for sending in this update.

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty J. Withrow Brown after 68 years of marriage. He was born to Richard W. Brown and Mae E. Brown on August 21, 1921 in Reading PA, and graduated from Reading High School in 1939.

He obtained a B.S from Penn State Univ., a VMD from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the U. of Pennsylvania. He was employed in private practice and then served as a veterinarian in 1946 for UNRRA on ships transporting draft horses to European countries devastated during WW II.

He was a research fellow in the Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, U. of Minnesota (1947-1951) where he earned his PhD. He became a principal research veterinarian in the USDA in charge of mastitis research at the Animal Disease Station, Beltsville, MD and then the National Animal Disease Laboratory, Ames, IA until his retirement.

He was a member of Sigma XI Research Society, the New York Academy of Sciences and Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. After retirement, he and his wife Betty moved to Boulder City, NV in 1982. He enrolled in numerous UNLV Continuous Education courses pertaining to the desert.

He enjoyed hiking sponsored by the US National Park Service at Lake Mead and Red Rock Canyon and guided trips with the UNLV faculty. He also enjoyed playing golf before and after retirement.

We send our sincere condolences to the family of this fine gentleman and we honor his memory. Rest in Peace, Richard. 

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