SARATOGA SPRINGS – Edward L. Brooks, 93, formerly of Albany, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at Wesley Health Care in Saratoga Springs. Mr. Brooks was born in Albany and lived here most of his life. He operated the E.L. Brooks Machining & Supply Inc., which was his father’s business, until entering the U.S. Navy during World War II. He later was employed by Eastern Metals and Albany Steel. He was a communicant of the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Albany. He also was a sports fan and enjoyed fishing in his younger years.
Mr. Brooks was predeceased by his wife of nearly sixty years, Dorothy Barry Brooks, in 2002, and by his sister Sr. Jane Brooks, CSJ. He is survived by his daughter Sharon Nestler (Thomas) of Ballston Spa; his granddaughter Cynthia Martin (Wayne) of Ballston Spa; and by his great grandchildren Jessica and Clayton.
Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.