CCHS Alumni Assoc. President & Retired
Teacher Passes Away
Robert E. Brittain
1945 ~ 2010
Robert E. Brittain, 64, of Columbia
City passed away at 3:44 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at his residence.
Born on September 27, 1945, in Columbia City, he was the son of Ernest and
Velma E. (Paulus) Brittain.
He has spent his entire lifetime in the Columbia City area graduating from
Columbia City High School with the Class of 1964. He earned a Bachelorís
Degree in English from Indiana University with the Class of 1968 and a
Masters Degree from Indiana University in 1971.
Mr. Brittain has spent his career teaching English and as a Speech and
Debate coach at Columbia City High School since 1968, retiring in 2004;
however, he continued a very close professional relationship with the high
school, fellow teachers and his beloved students.
Mr. Brittain's memberships included, Blue River Community Church, where he
faithfully served on the Board of Elders at the church, National Council
of Teachers of English, Past President of Columbia City Kiwanis Club, a
member of local, state and national Teachers Association and Indiana
University Alumni, National Forensic League both the State and National
Chapters, Peabody Library Board of Directors, Whitley County Literacy
Council Board of Directors, Bowen Center for Human Services Board of
Directors, Columbia City High School Alumni Association Board President
and others too numerous to mention over the years.
Survivors include his brother, Richard D. (Anna) Brittain of Powell, Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his parents and an aunt, Edna Vance.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes
Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the
funeral home with Pastor Brett Sauders of the Blue River Community Church
Mr. Brittain will be sadly laid to rest beside his beloved parents at Blue
River Cemetery, Columbia City.
At the request of the family and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be
given in memory of Mr. Brittain to Blue River Community Church, Whitley
County Community Foundation, Columbia City High School Speech and Debate
Department or the Columbia City High School Alumni Association Scholarship
Fund. (Send to Whitley County Community Foundation;
click here for instructions on how to make donations)
Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the
guest register book. Additionally, several pages have been created on
Facebook and can be accessed by
clicking here (http://www.facebook.com/pages/IN-LOVING-MEMORY-OF-BOB-BRITTAIN/103968289647158?ref=ts)
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