Stanley J. Brooks

Deceased: September 16, 2013

Service Information:

Visitation: Saturday, September 21, 2013 4pm until 6pm
Memorial Service following at 7:30pm at the Quadrangle Club of the University of Chicago at 1155 East 57th Street, Chicago
Reception following memorial at the Quad Club Solarium


Stanley J. Brooks our beloved husband, father, brother and friend passed away in his home on September 16, 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Stanley James Brooks is survived by his wife Agnes Bordeau Brooks, his sons Edward and Louis, his sister Bari Brooks of Amelia island, Florida, his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Donnell Brooks of Douglas, Georgia, his nephew Elton Brooks of Broxton, Georgia, and his in-laws Michael and Sylvette Bordeau of Saint Girons, France.
Stan was born June 15, 1954 in Douglas, Georgia. His love of math came at an early age. After graduating from Coffee County High School , Stan continued his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at the University of Chicago. Stan will be remembered as a phenomenal mathematician and a humanist with a very great sense of humor.

A viewing will be at Lakeview Funeral Home - 1458 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, from 4 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

This will be followed by a memorial service at 7:30 Pm at the Quadrangle Club of the University of Chicago at 1155 East 57th Street, Chicago Illinois, 60637. For your convenience valet parking will be available.

Following the memorial service, a reception at the Quad Club Solarium will be held. Children are welcome to attend the service and reception.

In lieu of flowers, the Brooks family requests any gifts to be made to the University Of Chicago Mathematics department. The link is Go to Giving.


September 21, 2013

I wish to extend my sympathy to Agnes, children and family and to Stan's surviving family members. I am not able to attend the services in Chicago, but want you all to know that you are in my prayers.

Stan and I were very good friends during our younger years. We both liked electronics and that brought us together in the 8th grade. I was always amazed at Stan's intellect and math prowess. He once told me that math was as second natured to him as breathing. But the thing that I liked most about him was his unique sense of humor. He saw things around him in a different way than most people and he made me laugh out loud many times when he shared his observations with me. Some of that rubbed off on me and has made my life a little bit richer ever since. He truly had a significant impact on my life and my way of thinking. I will miss Stan very much, but will always be grateful for having had him as a friend.


Gregg Carter

September 21, 2013

Stan was a high school friend. I had not seen him in years. I have good memories of a smart and entertaining man.

Jon Lott
Nicholls ga

September 23, 2013

Brooks Family,

Stan was a special person with a great sense of humor and unbelievable intellect. My thoughts and prayers are with you in his untimely death.

Miriam Holland