Irby Brown
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Irby Brown. We will remember him forever.
Candle lit by  Ron Smith  on October 12th, 2016

Irby Brown was one of the greatest teachers of his generation. His love of and respect for literature inspired many of us to give our lives to it. There is some of Irby in every response I have to a poem, a novel, and, especially, a play. His Modern Drama course quite literally changed my life. And when I write, Irby is always there, somewhere.

Candle lit by  Cynde Liffick  on October 12th, 2016

Irby was a long time board member of Richmond Shakespeare (now Quill Theater), guiding Grant Mudge and I in many aspects.. His quiet humor, constant support and extraordinary knowledge of things literary were invaluable. He was the depiction of a Gentleman Scholar and was the Champange Cork Popper Extraordinaire. I will miss him.

Candle lit by  Sheila DeHart  on October 13th, 2016

One of my favorite professors at U of R.  A great loss for the University and for the community.

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