Victor Brown passed away at 91 on Jan. 7, 2024, after a brief respiratory illness.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1933 as a first generation American, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants Benjmain and Faye Brownstein. Moving with his family to New Orleans, Louisiana in the height of the Great Depression and growing up in the era of the Second World War, his curious mind led him to initially obtain a master’s degree in physics from Indiana University before graduating medical school at Louisiana State University and pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology in New Orleans. He practiced medicine in the city for over 50 years, often providing care to underserved communities. He was a devoted member of the Jewish Community of New Orleans, and in his later life led groups for Torah Study. After Hurricane Katrina, he relocated to Atlanta surrounded by his loving extended family.
As a parent he was ever-patient, extraordinarily giving, and always mindful of guiding his children while still accepting their independence. As a friend, he was witty, charming, and would place the needs of others over his own. As a member of the community, he was a contrarian scholar who was tolerant of all and sought to keep the peace. He is survived by his many children, grandchildren, wife, and caregivers.