March 6, 1948 - June 25, 2021
Richard Douglas Brooke of Plano, TX, age 73, passed from this earth on June 25, 2021.
Dick was born in Geneva, NY where he attended St. Stephens School and graduated from de Sales High School, Class of 1966 . He attended Rochester Institute of Technology and then began his career at Xerox. In 1984, Dick moved his family to Plano, TX where he worked for Texas Instruments. Shortly after, his career brought him to SSBA, which became MBNA and then Bank of America. He retired from Bank of America as Senior Vice President Business Executive – Technology in 2015. Dick loved his work, the people who worked for and with him and will be missed by all, especially Lee Kilborn of The Colony.
Dick was a huge sports fan. Baseball and the Texas Rangers came in first in his heart, followed by his beloved New York Giants. Dick loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and family. He loved family gatherings and was so incredibly proud of them all. His favorite pastime was simply spending time with the love of his life, Betty. From prom to surpassing 50 years, theirs is a love story for the ages.
Dick is lovingly survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Weise Brooke of Plano, TX. Also his five children, Richard Brooke Il and wife Holly of Cedar Park, TX, Shannon Norwood and husband David of Frisco ,TX, MaryElizabeth Ennis and husband Dr. Greg Ennis of Frisco, TX, Molly Brooke and wife Kristin Brooke of Garland, TX and Emily Brooke and partner Christine Harris of Plano, TX. He is also survived by his grandchildren Dr. Jordan Elliott, Michael Brooke, Elizabeth Ennis, Sean Norwood, Maya Brooke, Riley Brooke, Quinn Brooke, Zachary Ennis, Pierce Brooke and Brogan Brooke. He will be greatly missed by his fur babies, grandpuppies and grandkitties, many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Dick is survived by Patricia Burg and Mary Jane Brooke-Gay and was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Margaret Brooke and his beloved sister, Laurie Larish.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11:00 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Plano, TX.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to The American Heart Association or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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