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Samuel Brooks

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Samuel on November 10, 2020, from complications of heart disease.  Devoted husband of forty-nine years to Linda, loving father to Adam and Sarah, father-in-law to Andrew and Whitney and adoring grandfather to Toby Samuel and Evelyn Rose.  Sam leaves his devoted brother, Burt, dear cousins and in-laws, and many friends and colleagues. A private graveside service will be held this week.

Born in Boston in 1939 and raised in Newton, Sam was a 1963 graduate of Boston University.  In addition to his beloved family, he leaves many dear friends and former colleagues from his successful fifty-five year career in business and real estate.  In 1989, Sam helped design his award winning “green” office building, the first of its kind in Watertown.   Always hardworking and innovative, Sam was the Founder and President of the New England Building Wreckers Association/ Environmental Remediation Specialists, from 2005-2019.

Sam loved his work and embodied the self-made man, self- taught and knowledgeable in many areas; construction, demolition, engineering, finance, architecture, law and more.  His skilled hands and innate problem solving ability defined his famous “hobby” –the ability to “fix” anything, broken or not!

Facing retirement, Sam’s greatest regret was dismantling his much loved demolition company “Edifice Wrecks”.  From hundreds of demolished buildings, he collected architectural antiques and treasures, which were stored and sold in a large warehouse (or brought home). Sam’s favorite expression was:  “I never worked a day in my life!”  He reluctantly retired at age 75.

Alav-ha-shalom…may peace be upon him.

Sam will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Remembrances may be sent to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, Attn: Gift Services, 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02115  or charity a of your choice.

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