For the Record. (2004, February 21). The Capital (Online) (feb. 21 obituaries). Retrieved February 24, 2004, from Web site:

Robert “Bob” Zanes Brown

Robert “Bob” Zanes Brown, 77, a biology professor and science consultant and a 10-year resident of Annapolis, died of multiple myeloma Feb. 19 (2004) at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

The son of the late Raymond A. and Marie Fash Brown, Mr. Brown was born July 31, 1926 in Jackson, Mich. He attended Marquette University and received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Swarthmore College in 1948 and a doctor of science degree from Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygience and Public Health in 1951.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

During his teaching career he was a professor at Colorado College, University of Texas Institute of Marine Science, and Dowling College. He worked for the Rockefeller Foundation, was a scientist for the Public Health Service and a research associate for the American Museum of Natural History and Johns Hopkins University. Later in his career, he became a consultant for the Agency for International Development, the State Department, and the Food and Drug Administration.

He served on the Board of Trustees fotr the National Parks Association and the School for Retarded Children in Colorado, was vice-president of the Widefield-Security School Board in Colorado, and president of the Great River Community Association.

The author of 15 papers on the subject of rodent control, rain forest ecology and the water supply, he enjoyed drawing, painting, boat building, furniture building, house remodeling, gourmet cooking, sailing, reading history, opera, ballet and classical music.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Dwyer Brown, whom he married in 1971; his former wife, Frances Carey Brown of Middle Island, N.Y.; one son, Raymond Z. Brown of Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Simori Dan of University Place, Wash.; Deborah Grady of Blue Point, N.Y.; and Christine Campbell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two brothers, David R. Brown of Bel Air, and Deane W. Brown of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; and five grandchildren.

Do you have information to add? Then please contact Diane Holliday.

Last Modified on January 30, 2012, at 03:05 PM by LPR

Questions - We Need Your Help!

Contribute Content

About Us

Dowling College Library Created Resources

Archives & Special Collections Digital Media - find maps, podcasts, wiki’s and timelines.

Related Links

AmericanTowns: Oakdale, NY

Explore the South Shore

Historic Houses Blog

Historic Long Island

Historic Newspapers

Long Island Oddities

Oakdale, NY

Local Museums and Historical Societies


Dowling College Library Homepage

Whats New

Bulletin Board