Rodney Brooks, age 69, of Saratoga Springs passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 4, 2015 while vacationing with his family in Florida.
He was born on August 10, 1945 in Saratoga Springs, NY to Harold and Jeanne (Agosta) Brooks.
Rodney graduated from St. Peters High School (now Saratoga Catholic) in 1963. He attended Albany Business College before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1966. Following an honorable discharge, he went on to a long career working for the State of New York, most recently as a computer systems analyst, prior to his retirement in 1996.
Rodney is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Janice (Gillingham), his children Christine Brooks (JD Arnold) of Broadalbin, NY and Rodney Brooks, Jr. (Paige) of Northbrook, IL. He is also survived by his grandchildren Emma Brooks, Nathaniel Brooks, and Schuyler Arnold, and his mother.
He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Brooks
Rodney will be interred at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 10:30 am.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 18th, 2015, 12 noon at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, New York. Calling hours will be from 10-11:45 prior to the service on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his name be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.