In memory of
WILLIAM SAMUEL BROOKS
In memory of
WILLIAM SAMUEL BROOKS
age 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 23, 2020. William "Bill" was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, served in Korea during the Korean War and graduated from the University of Akron. Upon graduation, he accepted a position at the Cleveland Trust Company, (now Key Bank), where he rose to Senior Vice President, before retiring in the 1990's. He met his wife, Kathleen (nee Miller), who also worked in the bank's Trust Department and they were married in 1965. He served as the chief investment officer for numerous institutional investors, including General Motors, Bell Telephone/AT&T, the Timken Company and several institutions in the Middle East, including the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He traveled with colleagues to London and the Middle East 2-3 times annually beginning in the late 1970's until his retirement. Following his retirement, Bill provided formal and informal investment advice to friends and family and served on the board of trustees of the Elyria Methodist Village. He and Kathleen traveled twice yearly to England for antique auctions and enjoyed many trips with good friends throughout Europe and the U.S. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor and loved spending time with family. He is survived by his daughter, Amy, (Peter), of Cornelius, North Carolina and three grandchildren, Isabella, William "Alexander" and Olivia Louise, as well as three nieces whom he adored. He was preceded in death by his wife, brother Charles, sisters Virginia Greising and Gloria Heiser, nephew John Hood and parents, Charles and Opal Brooks (nee Schumacher). Interment at Lake View Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the University of Akron. For additional information and to sign the guestbook, please log online to: www.Brown-Forward.com
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In memory of
WILLIAM SAMUEL BROOKS
age 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 23, 2020. William "Bill" was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, served in Korea during the Korean War and graduated from the University of Akron. Upon graduation, he accepted a position at the Cleveland Trust Company, (now Key Bank), where he rose to Senior Vice President, before retiring in the 1990's. He met his wife, Kathleen (nee Miller), who also worked in the bank's Trust Department and they were married in 1965. He served as the chief investment officer for numerous institutional investors, including General Motors, Bell Telephone/AT&T, the Timken Company and several institutions in the Middle East, including the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He traveled with colleagues to London and the Middle East 2-3 times annually beginning in the late 1970's until his retirement. Following his retirement, Bill provided formal and informal investment advice to friends and family and served on the board of trustees of the Elyria Methodist Village. He and Kathleen traveled twice yearly to England for antique auctions and enjoyed many trips with good friends throughout Europe and the U.S. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor and loved spending time with family. He is survived by his daughter, Amy, (Peter), of Cornelius, North Carolina and three grandchildren, Isabella, William "Alexander" and Olivia Louise, as well as three nieces whom he adored. He was preceded in death by his wife, brother Charles, sisters Virginia Greising and Gloria Heiser, nephew John Hood and parents, Charles and Opal Brooks (nee Schumacher). Interment at Lake View Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the University of Akron. For additional information and to sign the guestbook, please log online to: www.Brown-Forward.com
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