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Brian Bohun Barlow

Nov 13, 2014

Brian Bohun Barlow, of Brunswick, Maine, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, after a brief illness.

He was born in 1928 in the United Kingdom to British parents. In 1940 he and his brother and two sisters were evacuated to the United States at the start of the Second World War. In 1945 he and his three siblings were adopted by Margaret Burgwin Brock, with whom they lived during the war on Muncy Farms in Muncy. Brian became an American citizen in 1952 and served as an officer in the U.S. Army Occupation Forces in Austria.

After receiving a bachelor’s of science in economics from The Wharton School and a master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania, he became a teacher in the Lower Merion School District in the suburbs of Pennsylvania.

Brian married Marie (Posey) Robbins in 1955 in Belfast, Maine. They lived in Santa Fe, N.M., before moving to Yarmouth, Maine, in 1985. For the past seven years, the Barlows have lived at Thornton Oaks in Brunswick.

In 2006 Brian published his memoir, Only One Child, about being an evacuee from England and coming to America.

Surviving besides his wife are three children, Brian Barlow (a resident of Colorado), Jill Barlow-Kelley, of Southwest Harbor, Maine, and Alec Barlow, of South Portland, Maine. Brian is also survived by four grandchildren, Sean Kelley, Dylan Barlow, and Delaney Barlow, and Christopher Barlow; one great-grandchild, Bailee Kelley; a sister, Sheila Barlow O’Brien, of Key Largo, Fla.; and a brother, Malcolm Bohun Barlow, of Muncy. He was predeceased by his sister, Susan Bohun Barlow, and half-brother, Derrick N. Steedman.

At his request, there will be no services at this time.

Contributions in Brian’s memory may be sent to the Muncy Historical Society, 40 N. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756.