Robert Allan “Bob” Brooks

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Greece NY: July 2, 2016 at age 62. Predeceased by his parents: Bernard Brooks and Carole Kane. Survived by his children: Robert Jr. and Anjelica Rae; sister, Deborah Buck, nieces Tara and Heather of Ohio; former wife, Nicoletta; his Aunt Marie (Ernest) D’Ambra, Uncle Chuck Buscemi, and many cousins. Bob was the owner of Brooks Front End & Brake Service. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed driving his 1970 Chevy SS, boating and flying his ultralight.

Per Bob’s request, there will be no prior calling hours or services. 

11 Condolences

  1. Louis and Donna Buscemi on July 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Dear Angelica and Nikki,
    We send our heartfelt condolences to both of you.
    Angelica, caring for your Dad until the end, with the help of your Mom, is one of the most difficult yet compassionate acts of love. We are sure Bob was very proud of you and we are so sorry for your loss.
    Love cousins,
    Lou And Donna

  2. bob benway on July 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    im so sorry for your loss

  3. Schnabel Auto Parts Inc. on July 13, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Condolences from all of us.

  4. Lon Boyer on July 13, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    To Bob’s family, my sincerest condolences……I’m in shock, as I’ve known Bob for well over 30 years, and had no idea he had any health issues, or had even passed away. I last saw him in mid-March of this year, and didn’t know anything was amiss.

    I’ve tried calling his shop a several times, in the last couple of weeks, wanting to schedule some work on my car, and was very surprised that the phone went unanswered. I thought that maybe Bob had decided to take some time for a well-deserved vacation. I drove by the shop yesterday, 7-12-16, and was again surprised, as I found it locked up, with the lot empty. For some reason, I did a Google search, and found this obituary.

    As I said, I am truly in shock, as well as saddened, to hear that a long-time friend is no longer around. I just wish I had the opportunity to say goodbye to him.

    Again, to his family, my sincerest condolences……He will be sorely missed.

  5. Ed Traugott on July 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Dear Niki and Angelica,

    Thank you for the very kind note, it was greatly appreciated.
    I knew Bob for over 30 years and I can say, without reservation that he was one of the finest men I have ever known. He was more than a friend to me and everyone I brought in to him for help or an opinion.
    He jokingly said he paid for his daughter’s education with my repair bills.
    He was so proud of you Angelica, even through the darkened windows phase. I always asked about you and he always smiled when he spoke of you.
    Niki, he always had good in his heart for you, no matter what,
    We talked a lot.
    Thank you for taking care of my friend, you both will always be in my prayers for your caring and help.
    Should either of you ever need anything you have my number.
    Thanks again, stay well,


  6. Duncan Richards on July 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Anjelica and family…you don’t know me, but I feel as if I know you through Bob’s stories about his family. We always compared “daughter notes” whenever I was at the shop, as my daughter is the same age as Anjelica, or very close. Know that he loved you and was always proud to be your dad. I had no idea he had passed and the world has lost a true gentleman.

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  8. Thomas Kittelberger on July 28, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    My heart goes out to his family I have dealt with Bob for over 30 years he was the original backyard friendly mechanic would trust the guy with anything always had great stories and will be greatly missed

  9. canton family on August 17, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    We are so sorry for your lost. We were wondering what happen to Bob because he was our mechanic for many years. We were trying to get a hold of him.

  10. Freddie L Blue on August 19, 2016 at 11:16 am

    So sorry to hear about Mr Brooks. He was not only my mechanic, but also a good friend. I and my family will miss him.

    Freddie L Blue and Family

  11. canton family on August 19, 2016 at 11:28 am

    He was a great guy and a great mechanic.. His worker John was great too. We were wondering what happen to John and where did he goto?

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