FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
On August 23, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Angels gathered up Bruce Paul Brown and took him to God Our Father to be with Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and all the family and friends that he loved and who loved him.
Bruce was born in Hammond, Indiana, grew up in Dyer, Indiana, and graduated from Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration at Valparaiso University with Highest Distinctions and Honors in 1978 and passed the CPA exam prior to graduation. Bruce worked for Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Chicago, Illinois, for two years and left for law school to attend the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he earned his J.D., cum laude, in 1983. Bruce worked for KPMG in the Chicago, Baltimore, and Virginia offices, where he retired as a Senior Partner in 2006. Not being one to sit idle, he worked for Quadrangle Development Corporation out of Washington DC, which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Bruce had a huge circle of family, friends, and colleagues that he completely valued, and he will be missed for his keen sense of humor, upbeat laughter, youthful ways, his down-to-earth personality, and his extraordinary knowledge and enthusiasm for all things Sports. All animals loved him, and he loved them. He never forgot his childhood friends on Coral Drive, and also, the best friends of his life, who were his baseball buddies in Dyer Little League. Most of all, his family will miss his dear love and his beautiful, deeply sentimental and devoted heart.
Those who await him in Heaven include his father, LeRoy Brown; great-grandmother, Mary; grandma, Louise; grandparents. Ann and Donald; beloved aunts and uncles, Evalyn, Bernard, Irene, Ray, Audrey, Ray Jr., Patricia, Walter, Robert and Phyllis; great-niece, Carla; and dear friends, Lorene, Thomas Sr. and Bill.
Bruce is survived by his mother, Maryann Brown; sisters, Kim (Ron) McCloud and Lisa Brown; beloved aunts and uncles, Charlene, Mary, Bernie and Marilyn; beloved cousins, Emil, Dan, Tammy, Ronald, Karen, Jim, Patrick, Suzy, Jack, Jo Ellen, Mary Beth, Tim, Jill, Mike, Debbie, Jim, Lynda and Jeff; beloved niece and nephews, Lynn, Bryan, Ken and Cindy; great-nieces and nephews, Krista, Steven, Brittany, Cameron, Jessica, Matt, Amanda and Jacob; great-great-nieces and nephews, Makenna Grace, Josh, Aydon, and Wyatt Dean; and the entire James Family. As a great animal lover, Bruce loved all the family cats and also enjoyed all the friends and the dogs in his building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will take place on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W. Park Avenue, Greenfield, IN 46140. Reverend Larry VanCamp will be officiating.
Bruce was a great lover of animals, and donations may be sent on his behalf to P.A.W.S. Hancock, 1547 N. State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140, by website at www.pawshancock.org. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary and the church.
Friends may share a memory or a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.