Robert R. Brown, 89, of Fort Wayne passed away Monday, May 17, 2021 at home surrounded by family. Bob was born July 28, 1931 in Winslow, IN. He was a longtime active member and volunteer at St. Jude Catholic Church. Bob was a dedicated volunteer and leader with the Prison Ministry in Allen County. He founded the Gideon’s Christian Warriors and was a lifetime student of Og Mandino. Bob graduated from Oakland City College. He was a teacher and coach at St. Joseph High School alongside his lifelong friend Father Daniel Leeuw. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and was a participant of the 2016 Honor Flight of NE Indiana. Bob was highly accomplished in insurance sales. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Loraine; children, Veronica (Michael) Carroll; Michael (Eugenia), Timothy (Toni), Eric, Daniel (Nancy), Keith, and Jeffrey (JoAnn); 20 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and sister, Faye Meyer. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Steven; and mother, Louise Pirkle. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Friday, May 21, 2021 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Dr with calling one hour prior. Visitation also Thursday, May 20, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., with rosary at 4:00 pm. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church. Face coverings required.