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Dorothy J. Brooks


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Dorothy J. Brooks Obituary
Dorothy J. Brooks, 84, passed away at home on January 1, 2019. Born in El Dorado, AR on October 30, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruby Pumphrey Elder. Dorothy was working for the USPS in Baltimore, MD when she took the opportunity to gain certification and training to work as an air traffic controller. Her career brought her to Glens Falls, NY, then Albany International Airport until she retired at Burlington International Airport, VT. Mrs. Brooks will be missed by her incredible family; her sister, Eunice Ross of Baltimore,MD, her sons, James T. Brooks, Jr. of Schenectady, NY and Michael Brooks of Los Angeles, CA, her daughter, Valerie Brooks of Westport, VT; her grandson, Leo Bowman and his partner, Andrea Hortmyer; her granddaughter, Amethyst Bowman all of Schenectady, NY; her nephew Phillip Ross III (Deborah), their son, Phillip Ross IV and daughter, Diana Nicole Ross all of Randallstown, MD. Mrs. Brooks was predeceased by her husband, James T. Brooks, in 1967. She is also predeceased by her son, John E. Brooks of Schenectady,NY her son, William C. Mitchell of El Dorado, AR and on December 31, 2018 by her son, Joseph A. Brooks of Baltimore, MD whose partner, Rosa Harcum, survives him. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 16th from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., all at Light's Funeral Home, 1428 State St., Schenectady. Interment will take place at Vale Cemetery. To express condolences, please visit www.sbfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Gazette on Jan. 13, 2019
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