We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at White Funeral Home And Cremation Services
Dr. John Bardon “Bard” Brown age 94 of Crete, IL passed away on Thursday, January
06, 2022. He is survived by his wife Mary C. Brown (nee McQuaid) of over 60 years.
children James (Linda) Brown, Daniel (Susan) Brown, Thomas Brown, John (Nancy)
Brown and Catherine (Chris) Beres; grandchildren Amanda, Austin, Julie, Ryan, Nora,
Molly, Matthew, Claire, Christopher, Natalie, Josie, Patrick, William, and George; great
grandchildren Jacob and Ayden.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 1st, 2022 at 10:00am at St. Liborius Catholic Church located at 71 W. 35th St Steger, IL. with Fr. Greg Skowron celebrating.
Military Service to follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, located at 20953 W. Hoff Rd Elmwood, IL.
Friends may meet with the family on Monday, August 1st, 2022 from 9:00am-10:00am at St. Liborius Catholic Church.
Dr. Brown was born in Chicago on April 22, 1927, to Ambrose and Lillian Brown. Dr.
Brown graduated from Mt. Carmel High School, Class of 1944. Graduating from Loyola
Dental School in 1953, he went on to practice dentistry for over 40 years. He was a World
War II Veteran (Army), and then a Navy Reserve Captain with over 30 years of service.
In 1955, he met his future bride who lived across the street. Bard and Mary married in
1959. They lived in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago until moving to Crete in
Dr. Brown was a member of the Holy Name Society of Saint Liborius Parish, the
American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, and Illinois Dental Society.
Traveling was a passion of his. Some of his trips included biking through Ireland, mission
work in Bolivia, hiking through the Swiss Alps, and countless other adventures with
Mary. He enjoyed tennis, Turner Classic Movies, and being a southside Cub's fan. In
1993, he survived a bike vs. car accident, suffering a severe head injury. Miraculously, he
made a full recovery and continued his love of bicycling with rides up and down the
streets of Crete through the Fall of 2021.
Family vacations to South Haven, Michigan were near and dear to his heart. He cherished
this time spent at the lake with his family. He enjoyed the title of Grandpa and everything
it entailed. Bard was truly well loved and respected, and will be missed by all who knew
him. In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorial contributions be made to Community Outreach P.O. Box 74 Steger IL. 60475
For more information, please call White Funeral Home at 219-924-4100, or visit us at
P.O. Box 74, Steger IL 60475