Arthur Byron Brooks III

  • Born: March 10, 1939
  • Died: May 18, 2019
  • Location: Harrison Township, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

BROOKS, Arthur B. III. May 18, 2019. Age 80. Beloved husband of Susan (nee: Murray) for 58 years. Loving father of Karen Brooks and the late Kevin Brooks (Lori). Proud and loving grandfather of Ryan (Mallory), Zachary and Jacob and great-grandfather of Adeline. Dear brother of Judy Brooks. Also survived by his dear friends Dennis Currier and Bill Osad as well as many other loving friends. Arthur loved boats and being on the water; he served as the Commodore of the Anchor Bay Yachting Association in 2006 and as the Chaplain for the North Channel Yacht Club as well as the Anchor Bay Yachting Association. He was also a member of the Bayside Yacht Club and the International Shipmasters Lodge #7 in Detroit. Arthur was a kind man and enjoyed helping others, especially children; he was proud to be a Shriner and drove children to hospitals in Erie, PA and Chicago, IL on the Shriner bus. More than anything else, Arthur loved his family and friends and being with them whenever possible. Visitation Tuesday 3-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Wednesday 10:30am until time of 11am Mass at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 38775 Prentiss, Harrison Township. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Operation Smile are appreciated. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary & I are so sadden to hear of Art's passing. What a wonderful man he was, caring, thoughtful, friendly. We send you our love and our prayers that you & your family, Sue, are able to remember the many good times you shared with Art and have some consolation from so many friends who love you & Art. Rich & Mary Goodman

Posted by Rich Goodman - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend   May 23, 2019

Sue: I am so sorry to hear of Art's passing. He was a good man and a dedicated Shipmaster. I will miss seeing him at lodge functions.

We have created a tribute page in his honor:

Posted by John Sarns - Berkley, MI - Friend   May 23, 2019

We will miss you Art, Chaplain for the ABYA, May God grant your Family peace.

Posted by Arthur & Sandra Wirgau - Clinton Twp., MI - Acquaintance   May 21, 2019

Dear Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Art were such special people to Bobby and I. He and Bobby shared many laughs together and are probably doing it again up in heaven. Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Kathy

Posted by Kathy Hassell - Monroe, MI - Friend   May 21, 2019

Sue, we are very sorry for your loss and our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, . Art was a dear friend and a wonderful neighbor ,will always be in our prayers,

Posted by Ray and Farah Issa - HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI - Neighbor   May 21, 2019

So Sorry Sue, Truly one of the Sweetest persons I had the pleasure of knowing ! Surly will miss his Smile and great conversations we had with him. He Will be Missed. Love and Hugs. LuAnn & Rick

Posted by Rick & LuAnn RHEEDER - HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI - Friend   May 21, 2019

Kathy and I send our heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Dwight Q u e r t e r m o u s - Chesterfield, MI - Friend   May 21, 2019

Dear Sue and family. I feel for you. Art was a good man. I lost my Bob on 4/30/19. It hurts so sending you hugs to help.

Posted by Linda Ledel - Friend   May 21, 2019

To my friend for 20 some years and co-worker on the Harrison Township Parade of Lights, passing to the Lord is the lot of us all. Now, it is your turn to get things ready for us ... your friends. our Love and Light .. .
To me you have had many names; i.e. most notable, Alpha 1(Parade of Lights) and Captain of the Fin at North Channel Yacht Club.
All those are important; but the most important is: 'Friend'. Looking forward to seeing you as you 'straighten up the 'seas of heaven'' for the Lord ...

Posted by Herb Lorentz Lorentz - Harrison Township, MI - Friend   May 21, 2019

39 years of doing business and friendship. I will miss your harassing me every time we got together. Your humor and personal touch will be missed.
You made me better , as I'm sure you knew. See you in the next life.
Rest in peace my FRIEND.

Posted by ken spencer - DETROIT, MI - Friend   May 21, 2019

I am sorry to hear about your loss. He was always nice to me. Whether we talked about business or a general conversation, he was great to talk to. I still remember him coming to the funeral home when my dad drowned. It meant a lot to me.

Posted by Joyce Tarkiewicz    May 21, 2019


We are so saddened to hear of Uncle Art's passing. I will forever remember him for taking me out on an amazing boat ride one summer day. When I arrived at home, I rode my bike and promptly fell off and got a concussion that landed me in the hospital for 3 days. All that I remember is telling all of the doctors and nurses that I got to the hospital by a boat driven by my Uncle Art!! A lot of other fond memories as well including all of the kind prayers that he provided at mine and all of my siblings weddings. RIP Uncle Art!!

Posted by Mary Lynn, Ross, Elizabeth, Ross & Olivia Goodfellow - Viera, FL - Family   May 21, 2019

Our hearts are saddened by the loss of such a kind, good man. You have a very special angel watching over you... Love, hugs & prayers always
Rick & Diane

Posted by Rick & Diane Laenen - St. Clair, MI - Friend   May 21, 2019

A very dear friend for many, many years. There are LOTS of memories that our families have together. We will all miss you.......

Posted by Sallie Brach - Bluffton, SC - Friend   May 20, 2019

Sue, So sorry to hear of Art's passing. He was very dear to my Mike. Such treasured memories you have accumulated over 58 years! May our Lord's peace be with you.

Posted by Bobbie Dailey - Jackson, WY - Family   May 20, 2019

Dear Sue, Karen and Laurie, I am so sorry. Art was a good man. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Carol West - Mount Clemens, MI - Family Friend   May 20, 2019


our sincere condolences and thoughts and prayers are with all of Arthur's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time as you prepare for Arthur's final rest.

we met Arthur 11 years ago as new members of NCYC art was one of the very first people to welcome us to the club.

He was truly a genuine person, and a devoted chaplain to the club who had to deliver the news about ill members and prayed for them as well as those who have passed on. and was there for them at the end.

he will be missed and never forgotten.

Rest in peace my friend,
Mark Jo-Ann

Posted by Mark and Jo-ann Rathbone - Macomb, MI - Friend   May 20, 2019

I have known Art for more than 30 years first as a business associate then developing into a friendship. Art was a very wonderful person that was always willing to help anyone. Rest in Peace!

Frank Roz

Posted by Frank Roz - White Lake, MI - Friend   May 20, 2019

Dear Susan,

We were saddened to hear of Art's passing. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

As Always, Judy and Dave

Posted by Judy and David Waalen - Toronto Ontario Canada - Friend   May 19, 2019

I am so sorry Sue, for your loss. 58 years is a lifetime of MANY MEMORIES. WAYNE and I both have you in our thoughts.
One memory I will never forget of Art. My father died while we were all away to Midland. Art took the time to come to me personally to express his condolences. Very kind man and that meant the world to me. RIP!

Posted by Kathy Carver - Orion, MI - Friend   May 19, 2019

Veey sorry for your loss of Art! He was a man who everyone look up to, and I always looked forward ti see him at our ISMA Lodge meeting, Art will be missed. By all of us at the International Ship Masters Association RIP Sailor

Posted by Captain Brian Eickel - Metamora, MI - Brother   May 19, 2019