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James  Brow

James E. Brow

April 12th, 1939 - May 14th, 2022

James's Obituary

James E. Brow, 83, of Baroda, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Swem Chapel, 301 W. Front St., Buchanan. Burial will follow in Hinman Cemetery, Baroda. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Tuesday, May 17, also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at www.swemchapel.com.

Jim was born on April 12, 1939, to Claude and Winnie (Boyd) Brow in Detroit, MI. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1957. On March 25, 1972, he married Sally A. Phillipi. Professionally, Jim worked at Heath Co. as a Senior Manager in the Publications Department for 33 years, then served as the Baroda Township Supervisor from 2000-2020. He was very involved in the community, also serving as a volunteer fireman at St. Joseph Twp & Baroda Twp fire departments for over thirty years, the Baroda Township Planning Commission, Baroda/Lake Township Police Board, South County Senior Citizen Center, Berrien County Chief Elected Officials Council, Berrien County Drain Commission Board of Determination and the Michigan Township Association of Supervisors to name a few. Jim was also a life-long member and former President of Grace Lutheran Church, also being involved in the finance committee and the ushering staff.

Jim is survived by his wife of fifty years, Sally Brow; children, David Brow, Anne (Candy) Brow and Jackie (Andy) Schrubba; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews he adored; sister, Juanita Fenderbosch and beloved companions, Shadow & Cooper. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Winnie Brow and brother-in-law, Tim Fenderbosch.

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