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Joseph W. "Joe" Brooks
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1942
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 2012
Schenectady County
New York, USA

January 17, 2012
Joseph W. Brooks


LAKE PLACID It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Joseph W. Brooks (Joe), 69, of 15 Maple St., Lake Placid, after a brief illness in Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, N.Y., surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Bernadine (Sokolow). He was a proud and enthusiastic father to daughters, Michelle McVay (Aaron) of Ava, N.Y., and Rebecca Wolford (Michael) of Sierra Vista. Ariz. The lights of his life included his four grandchildren, Soren, Teyla, Liam and Everest.

Joe was born in 1942, the son of the late Agnes Whyte and James Monroe Brooks II. He will be fondly remembered by his brother, Jim Brooks (Marcia) of Lake Placid; and sisters, Anne Breth of Cedarhurst, N.Y., and Dorothy White of Potomac, Md. Joe will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews; friends and relatives. Joe has been really dedicated to his many friends and community. He served on the board of directors for the Adirondack Medical Center and board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce. He loved providing and cooking food for the Lions toboggan races for 30 years.

Joe was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended St. John's Prep and St. John's University with a degree in accounting He has been a member of the National Society of Public Accountants since 1979. Joe came to the Tri-Lakes area in 1971 to be the comptroller for the Saranac Lake General Hospital and held that position for seven years. He moved to Lake Placid in 1973 and established his accounting firm, Accounting Associates, in 1976. He was co-owner of Brooks Sunshine Cottage B&B for the last 20 years. His family is grateful to his friends for their dedicated support during his illness.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the M.B. Clark Funeral Home, 2310 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, with a Lions Club prayer service at 6:45 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 6 Hillcrest Ave., Lake Placid. Monsignor McAvoy will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Joseph W. Brooks be directed to Lions Foundation at Albany, N.Y. Inc., 1220 New Scotland Road, Suite 102, Slingerland, NY 12159 or Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc., Building Fund, P.O. Box 107, Lake Placid, NY 12946-0107.
Saint Agnes Cemetery
Lake Placid
Essex County
New York, USA
Created by: Michael Wayne
Record added: Jan 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83587227
Joseph W. Joe Brooks
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- Michael Wayne
 Added: Jan. 17, 2012

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