Brooks, Arthur C., Sr.
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Corpus Christi, TX: 88, formerly of Rochester, NY passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013, while under Hospice care at his daughter's home.
Born in the Town of Barre, NY, November 13, 1925, the eldest son of Arthur & Elsie (Kingdollar) Brooks. He served in the US Navy during World War II and worked for Harrison Radiator, TJ Lipton and Rochester Products.
Mr. Brooks was predeceased by wife (Romayne), his brother (Donald) and his son (Arthur C Brooks, Jr.). He is survived by his youngest brother, Lawrence (Tommie) Brooks of Kerrville, TX; 4 daughters: Gale (Francis) Balunsat of Corpus Christi, TX; Deborah (Joseph) DelleFave of Rochester; Laurie (Richard) Krenzer of Macedon & Barbara (Timothy) Smith of Byron; 9 grandchildren: Justin Balunsat of Hoboken, NJ, Kinsley Balunsat of Macedon, Shannon (Richie) Burke of Lima, Anthony (Lisette) DelleFave of Rochester, Danielle DelleFave of Rochester, Kasi (Robert) Marshall of Marion, Kyle (Jenny) Krenzer of Shortsville, Rachel (Daniel) Postupack of Gainesville, FL, Shawna Smith (Geoffrey Tuttle) of Byron; 10 great-grandchildren & 1 great-great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.
Art was an avid camper for 40+ years and following retirement escaped winter in Davenport, FL. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Moose Club and worked as a guide at the Sampson Naval Museum on Seneca Lake, where he received Naval training.
Services will be held for Mr. Brooks in May of 2014, when he makes his final return to Rochester for internment at Maplewood Cemetery, Henrietta.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Disabled Veterans (DAV) at 3725 Alexandria Pike, Clod Springs, KY 41076 or on line at www.dav.org
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jan. 3, 2014