Bob Brooks ’75 Obituary
Robert J. Brooks Jr. 1953 – 2016
YARMOUTH – Robert J. Brooks Jr., 62, of Yarmouth, died peacefully on Monday July, 18, 2016, at Brentwood Center for Health and Rehabilitation, after a long battle with early onset dementia.
He was born in Portland on Oct. 11, 1953, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Conley) Brooks.
Robert attended Cape Elizabeth High School and graduated from Winthrop High School in 1971. He later graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 1977, and from Rutgers University in 1979 with his M.B.A.
Robert started his career as a CPA at the accounting firm of Arthur Anderson in New York City. He returned to Hollis in 1985 to raise his family, and continued his career as financial officer for multiple companies, as well as his own small businesses.
He was very involved with his children as they grew. He spent time attending their sporting events and coaching Little League. After his children were grown, Robert enjoyed several hobbies including ice skating and swimming in the ocean. Robert also loved traveling to visit his children as they moved about the world.
He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Brooks; and a sister-in-law, Darlene Brooks.
He is survived by his son Ben Brooks and his wife Shelly of Syracuse, N.Y.; two daughters, Emily Semenchuk and her husband Trevor of Hollis, and Anne Adams and her husband Garrett of Portland, and their mother, Susan Brooks of Raymond; his father, Robert Brooks Sr. of Augusta; three brothers, Steven Brooks of Augusta, John Brooks of Manchester, and Daniel Brooks of Winthrop; his grandchildren, Juliet (8) and Kyle (5) Semenchuk, Cooper Brooks (18 months), and Curtis Adams (4 months); as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at the Brentwood Center for Health and Rehabilitation, as well as Hospice of Southern Maine.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, July 23, from 10-noon at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, where a celebration of Robert’s life will follow at noon. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at: Brooks