Robert Brooke |

Robert Brooke

Memorial services for family and friends of Robert M. Brooke of Grass Valley will be conducted at 5 p.m. Friday at 18555 Majestic View Court in Penn Valley.

Mr. Brooke died Sunday, Aug. 18, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 81.

He was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Ontario, Ore., to William H. Brooke and Emily Crossen. He moved to Grass Valley from San Mateo County in 1987. He was a sales manager at Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. In his later years, he was active in real estate and insurance. He was an active member of Twin Cities Church. He enjoyed painting, and some of his work is on display at Posh Nosh in Nevada City.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne of Grass Valley; children Sandy, Barry, Bill and Rocky Brooke; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Aid Thrift Store in Grass Valley.

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