Crosby, Brooke Stevenson
After a long battle with cancer, Brooke Stevenson Crosby, 66, passed peacefully in his Reno home on May 26, 2008, beside his wife and soul mate of over 44 years, Wanda Lee Crosby.
Born in Seattle on April 3, 1942, Brooke grew up in Pleasant Hill near San Francisco. After serving in the Navy on a carrier in the Pacific, he began a career as a Realtor in the late 1960s, initially in Concord, where he formed Brooke Realty. He also created the Scrumpy’s Sandwich Shoppe, which still operates in Concord.
In 1977, Brooke and his family moved to Lake Tahoe, where he was a devoted father to his two sons and was involved in the community serving as President of the North Tahoe High School Booster Club in the early 1980s. He continued his profession as a Realtor with Brooke Realty for many years in Tahoe before moving his business to Reno in 2001. He also helped form two restaurants in Lake Tahoe, The Beach House and Crosby’s Pub. The latter, formed with his son Eric, still operates under different ownership in Incline Village.
In his later years, he loved spending time with his four grandsons, William, Jordan, Robby and Alec. In addition to Wanda, he is survived by his two sons and their wives, Troy and Leslie Crosby of Oakland, and Eric and Patty Crosby of Reno, his two brothers and their wives, Steven and Deborah Crosby of North Lake Tahoe, and Philip and Karla Crosby, of Illinois, and his step-mother, Romelia Crosby, of Oakhurst, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Allen Crosby and Ruby Kathleen Currington Crosby, as well as his beloved golden retriever Jake. Brooke’s Christian faith was an important part of his daily life.
A memorial is planned for late June in North Lake Tahoe. For information concerning the Memorial, please call (510) 482-5316. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Nevada Cancer Institute http://www.nevadacancerinstitute.org or (775) 356-8800 or the St. Mary’s Foundation http://www.saintmarysreno.com or (775) 770-3020, as their commitment to patients with cancer also touched his life.