Arivin Leslie Brown, 81, of Dunkirk, IN passed away peacefully Monday, December 31, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Ridgeville, IN on August 20, 1937 he was the son of the late Everett and Devona Irene Brown. Arvin enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing cards; was a member of the Elks and Moose Lodges in Dunkirk, Eagles in Portland and VFW in Ft. Recovery, OH. He retired from Ross Mold in 1996 and he and his wife, Phyllis J. (Bailey) Brown celebrated 62 years of marriage on December 28, 2018.
Arvin leaves to cherish his memory his wife; two daughters, Juanita Clark of Hartford City and Nadine Brown of Dunkirk; two sons, Jim Brown and Paul Brown of Dunkirk; two brothers Robert Brown (Shirlene) of Union City and Ronald Brown (Shelby) of Arrowhead, OK; one sister Karen Foltz (Don) of Plano, TX; and eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Rhett Colin Brown.
Per the wishes of Arvin, there will not be a memorial service or visiting hours. Cremation was chosen and will be arranged by Dunkirk Memorial Chapel; burial will be at Bluff Point Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Foundation 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46204 or online at www.rileykids.org.
Condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.