Peter E. Brooks, 73, of Sister Bay, Wisconsin, formerly of Oak Park, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in February of this year. Born on July 19, 1947 in Bronx, New York, the son of the late Max and Florence (Gelbard) Brooks, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science before pursuing his undergrad and master’s degree at City College of New York, then continued his graduate work at University of Illinois, where he met his future wife, Linda. He also served his country in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
On Sept. 16, 1973, he married Linda H. Becker at the home of Linda’s parents in Oak Brook. They enjoyed visiting Door County each summer with their kids and were able to realize their dream to move to Sister Bay full time in 2015. Retirement also allowed him to pursue other life interests more intensely in Door County, including playing his guitar, banjo and Irish tin whistles with various groups.
As an early adopter of information technology, his professional life as a computer technology consultant led to employment at Digital Equipment Company, Hewlett Packard, Computer Associates, and MVC Consulting to name a few. He rose to VP and held other management capacities throughout those tenures.
He served his community of Sister Bay and Door County as a member of the Town of Liberty Grove Technology Committee, where he assisted with seeking grant funds to improve internet accessibility in Northern Door. He also taught adult learning classes at NWTC.
Surviving family include his wife, Linda; his two children, Rani (Mitch) Esposito and David Brooks; his grandchildren, Matteo and Asha Esposito; and his brother, Gary (Jane Ansbro) Brooks.
Services are being planned in the future and will be announced when finalized.Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Peter may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.