With heavy hearts we must announce that Robert “Bob” Brown has passed away at the age of 64. Bob passed on March 10, 2019, after a battle with lung disease. He is survived by his daughter, Taryn.
Bob was an avid learner; he obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Duquesne University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979. He then attended Dickinson School of Law where he earned his juris doctorate. Admitted to the practice of law in 1989, Bob dedicated his life to the service of others. Bob served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Labor and Industry and as the Deputy Secretary for Economic Development. He then served as the Chief of Staff to Senator Mike Fisher, and served in the Governor’s Office of Chief Counsel. He also worked in the insurance industry for Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania, and in the corporate sector with Thorp, Reed & Armstrong and Innisfree Mergers & Acquisitions. In addition, Bob operated his own law practice for several years.
For the past seven years, Bob served as the traffic clerk for Welch, Gold, Siegel & Fiffik, P.C. A walking compendium of traffic law, Bob aided thousands of members. He was an avid Pirates fan with a wry sense of humor and a love of Latin. He will be remembered as a colleague, mentor and friend, and is deeply missed.