R. Bobbi Brown, 65, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Ellwood City Hospital.
Born September 3, 1949 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Virginia Shaffer Brown.
Bobbi graduated from Lincoln High School and continued her education at Seton Hill University. She then received her Master’s Degree from Westminster College. Bobbi taught foreign language classes in North Carolina for over 30 years. She was fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Hebrew, and Greek. While teaching, she chaperoned students on educational trips to Italy. Bobbi was idolized by many of her students who still keep in touch with her.
Bobbi loved dogs; they were the greatest joy in her life. She once had a dog sled team of Siberian Huskies in Canada. Bobbi was a dog sitter for many local residents. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed outlet shopping, and her favorite color was purple. She also enjoyed going to the Ellwood City Arts and Craft Festival, mainly for the hot sausage sandwiches, Worship in the Park, and the Live Nativity.
Survivors include a brother and sister in law, Rev. Robert and Gayle Brown of Wichita Falls, Texas; nephew, Robbie Brown and wife Ann Brown; niece, Lisa McBride and husband Charles McBride; two great nephews, Kaden and Austin Brown; three great nieces, Keegan Brown, Alexandria Boulom, and Natalie McBride; and her Ellwood City family, Tom and Patty Gibbons, Jackie Streckeisen, Karen Williams, Debbie Kucan, and Lauralee Zelesnak Lees.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com
To the family of Bobbi, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful and kind person and will be missed around here. We always saw her at yard sales in the summer. To Patty and Tom, my cousins, I am so sorry to you as well. I know you will miss her more than anyone. She was a great friend to you as well as a great neighbor. we will keep you all in our prayers at this time.
Bob and family,
We were both saddened to hear of Roberta’s passing. Our condolences go out to all of you. I remember her from my earliest school days. She always wore a smile. We pray for her and for you.