Vail Daily obituary: Robert Brown, 1956-2015 |

Vail Daily obituary: Robert Brown, 1956-2015

Robert Nash “Bob” Brown, 58, suddenly passed from this life on June 5 while receiving treatment for recently diagnosed lung cancer at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Bob was previously the administrator of Weiss Medical Associates, a neurology practice which had offices in Gypsum, Vail, Frisco and Glenwood Springs. Bob moved from Eagle to Indialantic, Florida, in December to work at Weiss and Newberry Medical Associates and the Next Step Institute of Integrative Medicine in Palm Bay, Florida. In Florida, Bob was director of innovative technologies and research development.

Bob left behind many close friends in the mountain communities, as well as his beloved sister Cathleen Weiss and brother-in-law, dear friend and colleague Dr. Gary Weiss, who maintain family homes in Eagle, as well as Indialantic, Florida. Bob is also survived by his daughter Kelsey Leanne Brown, of Denver, who formerly lived in Eagle and worked at Weiss Medical as well.

Bob was the much loved and admired uncle of Rachel-Marie Brown Weiss, Michael Nash Weiss, Robert Delaney Weiss, all residents of Eagle and graduates of Battle Mountain High School; as well as Shanna (Dustin) Dempsey, of Denver; Caitlin Dempsey, of Washington, D.C.; and Melissa (Eric) Eilbacher, of Denver.

Bob’s passion was to find funding and provide care for people with serious illnesses and limited resources. His most recent work in Florida was devoted to developing innovative approaches for patients enduring Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and brain injury. He was most excited to be involved in a new project involving immunotherapies and vaccines for cancer.

To keep his spirit of innovation and compassion alive, his daughter Kelsey, who is pursuing graduate studies in public health at the University of Colorado, along with several of Bob’s nieces and nephews who work in health sciences, have founded the RNB Eagle Foundation for Cancer Innovation and Education.

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Bob cherished his days off on Eagle County’s splendid golf courses. A golf tournament in Bob’s memory and to raise funds for the RNB Eagle Foundation will be held in Eagle County next summer. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made to RNB Eagle Foundation/Action for Children, 1051 Port Malabar Suite 6, Palm Bay, FL 32905.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic, Florida, with a reception following at the Yellow Dog Cafe in Malabar, Florida. For more information or to share memories, visit Bob’s memorial page at

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