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“Helen, I'm thinking of you and wanted to let you know how sad I was to hear the news of Bob Sr's passing. He was a wonderful, kind and loving man. I...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tia Proper Coleman - FL

“Helen, Debbie, Dodi and Bobby, My thoughts are with you. Remember all the fond times we had on the farm and his smile. Diane ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Beckley(Brown) - Ithaca, NY

“The Brown Family.So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Enjoyed time together on and off the farm. A good man with such a loving smile. GOD speed, he...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Vincent & Isabel Castellano - NY

“I remember the first time i met you at church i help u to your car from that point i looked up to you. You inspired me to keep trying and never give...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Clayton Piening - Charleston, NY

“To the Brown Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember my visits to your farm and the visits with Mr. Brown when I was a kid. Sending you...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Missy Fake Owens

“Helen, Debbie, Dodi and Bobbie, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always envision you all up on the farm. Your husband and dad was hard working,...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Aron - sloansville, NY

“Helen, Deb, Dodi and Bobby and the rest of the Brown Family: I was so saddened to hear of Bob's passing, all of you are in my prayers. I thank God...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Kay Thorington - Rogersville, TN

“We will miss you Uncle Bob. You are in God's hands, and he will take great care of you. You will always be in our hearts and many memories. Love you! ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Peggysue Crommie-Klebieko - NY

“Our condolances to Helen and all the Brown family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Raymond & Mary Parsons - NY

“Pops, We are so sad by the loss of you but we know you are at peace and no longer in pain. We will look forward to the day when are in heaven...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Ed and Pat Bowman - NY

“Helen- I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Haven't seen either of you since the Bicentennial - you both did so much to make that a success....Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Gladys Kniskern O'Brien - NY

“Helen, Debbie, Dodi, and Bobby, may all the good memories help you through this difficult time. I have fond memories of all the times I spent on the...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Beckie Guernsey Lacroix - Friend

“Helen and family, deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. I know you have made a lot of good memories together and they will be in you...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Beverly and Clifford Jock - NY

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We won't be there this week but you'll be on our minds. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Dianne and Bruce Mosher - Berlin, NY

“DEAR Helen.May God be with you. I'M PRAYING FOR YOU ALL MOLLY AND KIDS ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Molly andKids - COBLESKILL, NY

“My condolences to the entire family. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Michael Gardner - Altamont, NY


Cobleskill- Robert (Bob) Brown, Sr., of Stoneview Heights in Cobleskill, formerly of Carlisle and Sharon Springs, died Sunday, February 9, 2014, at Cobleskill Regional Hospital.

Robert , 86, was born November 28, 1927 in Carlisle, NY, son of the late Harold and Ethel (Russell) Brown. He graduated from the former Cobleskill High School class of 1946. In 1947, Bob, as a member of the Coast Guard, became a "sea-going cowboy" on a ship carrying mules to Greece after the war sponsored by the Brethren Service Committee of New Windsor, Maryland.

Bob started his career with the Dairy Herd Improvement Association as a milk tester, then as owner and operator as a fifth generation farmer on the Old Brown Homestead in Carlisle. He later served as tuxedo manager for the Cameo Bridal Shoppe that he and his wife, Helen owned and operated for 17 years on the family farm.

Bob was a Carlisle Town Assessor, an officer of the Carlisle Cemetery Association, a member of the Dairyman's League, Grange member, a 4-H leader and member of the Holstein Club. He served in many capacities in the churches he belonged to through his life, including Sunday school teacher, Elder, and Deacon. He was a member of the Cobleskill First Baptist Church and also attended the Christian Church of Charleston Four Corners.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Myron Brown.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Helen Mae Barber, who he married on August 6, 1950 and together enjoyed 63 ½ years; daughters: Debra James and husband, Gary, of Cornville, Arizona, Doreen (Dodi) Cechnicki and husband, Gene, of Canajoharie, and son: Robert (Bobby) and fiancé, Lori, of East Worcester; grandchildren: Brian (Shannon) Cechnicki, Kimberly (Dan) Mattice, Robert Brown III, Whitney and their mother, Cathy Brown; his great-grandchild: Kara Emily Mattice; his sister: Mrs. Roger Barber (Grace) of Middleburgh; and his sister-in-law: Catherine A. Brown of Cobleskill.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 13, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 492 W. Main St., Cobleskill with Rev. Julien Weil and Rev. Brett Popp co-officiating. A period of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Wednesday at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill. Spring interment will be in Carlisle Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 795 E. Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043, First Baptist Church of Cobleskill, or Christian Church of Charleston.