Brooker, Rodney Ralph
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Rod was born in Phoenix, Arizona on May 4, 1947 to Peter and Ruth Brooker and passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2014. Rod lived his entire life in Phoenix and attended Grandview Elementary, West High School and earned bachelor and master degrees in Business Administration from Arizona State University and a masters degree from Golden Gate University. He was licensed as a certified public accountant in Arizona. In 1969 Rod joined the U.S. Army Reserves, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, trained as a medic and later retired from the Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. Through the years, Rod has been very active in the Masonic fraternity becoming a Master Mason in Phoenicia Lodge #58, and a member of the Scottish Rite and El Zaribah Shrine. At the time of his death, Rod was serving as Treasurer of Phoenicia Lodge #58 and as a Senior Warden of the Valley of Phoenix Scottish Rite. In 1987, Rod joined the faculty of Glendale Community College as an accounting instructor and held this position until the time of his death. Rod was extremely proud of Glendale Community College and that it provides its students an education that equals other colleges and universities. He never missed an opportunity to praise the benefits of an education at Glendale Community College. Rod is survived by two brothers: Kenneth (Beverly) of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Ronald of Phoenix, Arizona. Donations in Rod's memory can be made to: Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation 2419 W 14th St. Tempe, Arizona 85281 or to: Phoenix Scottish Rite Foundation P.O. Box 26730 Phoenix, Arizona 85068-6730
Published in The Arizona Republic from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2014