St. Petersburg, FL — Robert E. Brown, 83, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Beverly, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at his residence. Robert moved to Florida in 1985 from his native Beverly following his retirement as a Planner at General Electric Company in Lynn, Mass., after 33 years. He was a Boy Scout Leader; a member of a Masonic Lodge in Beverly and was an avid sailor. He also enjoyed collecting S Gauge Model trains.
He is survived by his children, Karen B. Dix and husband, William, of Littleton, Colo., Larry C. Brown and wife, Veronica, of Beverly, Susan L. Farley and husband, Howard, Jr., of Beverly, Sandra B. Upham, of Manchester, N.H.; six grandchildren, Lisa, Cheryl, Katherine, Jay, Jennifer, Emily; and two great grandchildren, Liam and Evelyn, and his special friend of 18 years, Gail Chaney. He was predeceased by his wife, M. Joanne Holcroft Brown; and his brothers, Charles and Herbert Brown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly, on Saturday, April 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will be at North Cemetery in Princeton, Mass. Information, directions, and condolences may be viewed at www.campbellfuneral.com.