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Richard Wallace Brown


1921 - 2020
Richard Wallace Brown Obituary
Dr. Richard W. Brown, Jr. passed away on January 25, 2020

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 research fellow in the Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, U. of Minnesota (1947-1951) where he earned his PhD degree. 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 the planning committee for the latter laboratory dedicated in 1961. 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.

He is survived by his daughters Ellen, Alyce and Anne No services scheduled.
Published in Boulder City Review on Jan. 30, 2020
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