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Lee Brooke

July 5, 1930 November 25, 2016
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Wilfred Lee Brooke Jr., 86, of Oak Park, Illinois died on Friday, November 25, 2016 at West Suburban Hospital. He was born in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1930 to Virginia (Whipple) and Wilfred Lee Brooke, Sr., and grew up in Rochester, New York and Oak Park, Illinois. He married the late Mary Francis (Domermuth) Brooke on August 11, 1951 in Washington, D.C. He was the loving father of daughter Virginia Lucretia, son Wilfred Lee III, son Arthur Lee, daughter Mina May (Brooke) Bernhardt, son Charles Lee and wife Denise; cherished grandfather of Rachel Angela ( Bernhardt) Phillips married to Michael Phillips, Benjamin Michael Zibton Brooke, Zoe Ariel Brooke Zibton, and Austin Lee Brooke; dear brother of David Lee Brooke and the late John Almonte Brooke married to the late Gigi (Eiserman) Brooke; fond cousin, and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Lee was the beloved companion of Marcy Kubat.

Lee graduated from William Beye Elementary School, Oak Park and River Forest High School, Elmhurst College and completed his Masters of Library Science at Rosary College. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, Musician 3rd Class. He began his adult career in Oak Park as a salesman for the Fred L. Brooke Company. He then pursued his passions for English and literature as an English Instructor, a Medical Librarian, a Library Consultant, and a Writer, Editor and Publisher of numerous manuscripts, newsletters, magazines and books. Lee and his companion Marcy were prolific writers and publishers who were passionate about history and stories featuring many residents of the Oak Park and River Forest Area.

Lee was an active volunteer in the community with The Saints, The Rotary Club, Phi Sigma, and the 19th Century Charitable Association.

Lee's great-grandparents, grandparents, parents and family worshiped at the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Park, which became the First United Church of Oak Park.

Lee traveled with a tape recorder, camera, pens and paper to collect and share memories of his life, his family's life and the lives of so many others. As a father he taught us to be kind, compassionate, and well-mannered, to be active in causes of social justice, and to love music and literature.

Lee and his companion Marcy enjoyed many years of writing, editing and publishing manuscripts, newsletters and books for family, friends and the community. They enjoyed attending concerts and the theater, visiting Chicago area conservatories, public speaking and traveling throughout the world.

Visitation will be Thursday December 1, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Drechsler, Brown and Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park, Illinois, where services will be held on Friday December 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Internment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Oak Park and River Forest High School Music Department.

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Visitation

Thursday

1

Dec

3:00 PM 12/1/2016 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/1/2016 7:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

2

Dec

10:00 AM 12/2/2016 10:00:00 AM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S Wolf Rd
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S Wolf Rd Hillside 60162 IL
United States
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