WOOSTER Robert A. Monk Brown, 86, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Wooster Community Hospital. He was born December 27, 1925 in Wooster the son of Audra and Grace Kiser Brown. He married Isabelle Schie, she died in 1997. He then married Helen Clouse and she died March 24, 2002. Monk was a 1943 graduate of Wooster High School and attended Wooster Business College. He had worked at the former Pritchart Jewelers and owned the former Brown Jewelers for over 40 years and was a master engraver. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Wooster Elks, Wooster Moose and a former member of the Wooster Country Club. In his retirement he was a ranger at the Hawks Nest. Monk was an avid golfer and gardener and mushroom hunter. He had played softball for many years for Wooster Lumber and loved spending time in Punta Gorda, Florida. He served his country with the US Navy during WWII stationed in the Philippines. He is survived by his children Vicki (Dan) Rogers and Ted Brown both of Wooster; grandchildren Mary Rose Williamson and Christopher (Jessica) Brown; step-grandchildren Christy (Jeff) Howard, Gen Rogers, Stephanie and Andrew Yerian; 4 great-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren. His siblings John Brown of New Mexico, Bettie (Don) Daugherty of Westerville, Judy Metcalf of Wooster and Dottie (Kurt) Hamblin of Akron. A special companion Renee` Arnold of Wooster, a special niece and caregiver Tami Helms of Wooster and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded by his parents, children Bill Brown and Frank Brown and a brother Tom Brown. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 19, 2012 in the Mausoleum Chapel at Sherwood Memorial Gardens at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Christopher Trenta officiating. McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.
American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406
Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012 in the Mausoleum Chapel at Sherwood Memorial Gardens
No calling hours