Robert T. Brown Jr., brokerage founder

March 7, 2013
Robert T. Brown Jr.

Robert T. Brown Jr., 77, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 3, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Queens, N.Y., son of the late Robert Tracy Sr. and Marjory (Dunham) Brown.

Mr. Brown was a 1958 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park Campus, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in business administration. He was an active member of the University of Maryland and ATO Fraternity alumni. Mr. Brown enjoyed a 48-year career with Prudential Insurance where he qualified numerous years for the MDRT and President's Club Conference. His love of the insurance industry led to establishing Business Insurance Management Inc., a prestigious insurance brokerage firm with his business partner, Wendell Johnson, in Bethesda, Md.

Mr. Brown was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club and was an experienced bay and blue water sailor. He thoroughly loved sailing with his wife, Barbara, and especially enjoyed their many sailing adventures to Palm Island in the Grenadines and the British Virgin Islands. His interests also included listening to Frank Sinatra, tennis, deer and goose hunting and most definitely football. Mr. Brown was an avid Washington Redskins fan, being a season ticket holder for 50-plus years. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Brown is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Barbara B. Brown; his three daughters, Tracy Brown-Adkins and her husband Joe of Lewes, Jennifer Verklin and her husband Robert of Annapolis, and Christine Brown, MD and her husband Jim Head of Dallas, Texas; his brother, Stephen L. Brown and his wife Sunny of Lyons, Colo.; six grandchildren: Robert Adkins and his wife Lori, Andrew Adkins, Matthew Verklin, Nicholas Verklin, Emily Verklin, and Samantha Glamann; and his beloved black lab, Sir Chase of Summcrest, better known as “Devil Dog”.

A celebration of Mr. Brown’s life will be announced at a later date.

Flowers will be welcomed.

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