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Donald Charles Brooks Sr.

April 3, 1943 ~ October 3, 2019 (age 76)

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Donald Charles Brooks Sr. 76 passed away on October 3, 2019.  Don was born on April 3, 1943 in Ithaca, NY and was the son of Osmer and Helen Brooks. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brother Osmer Jr.

He was a 1961 graduate of Whitney Point Central School, Whitney Point, NY and Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY in 1965.  Don was a member of the basketball and baseball teams at Hartwick as well as Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.  Don worked at IBM for 36 years in various technical and management positions.  He started work at IBM in Endicott, NY as a programmer/manager and also held management positions in Burlington, VT, St Louis, Mo and Houston, TX.

After retirement, he and his wife, Cora, moved to Viera, Fl. where they enjoyed Viera East Golf Course, boating on the intracoastal and volunteered for a time as a Guardian ad Litems.  Don also worked at the stadium for the Washington Nationals spring training for 14 years where he enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow employees and fans.

Survivors include his wife, Cora, son DJ (Jennifer) their children Mallory, Nole and Turner, a daughter Cristi (Kevin) Cagle, stepdaughter Laurie (Terry) Nagy, their children Samantha, Patrick and Alexandra.

The family would like to thank The Viera Renal Care, Tamara Dearing, RN and the whole staff who gave exceptional care to Don allowing him to have a quality life these past few years. 

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for later this Month.  Donations in Don’s name to the National Kidney Foundation.  You may sign Don’s guestbook at

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