Arthur Joseph Brockway, Sr.

February 22, 1944 - May 17, 2006

Arthur J. Brockway Sr. was born on February 22, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York and died May 13, 2006 in McKinney, Texas. A mechanical engineer who specialized in optical systems, he held an AAS in mechanical technology from New York City Community College, Brooklyn N.Y. and had more than 40 years of professional engineering experience. He co-authored a patent proposal for accelerated intermittent movement, designed and built the first thirty Stinger night sights used in operation Desert Storm, and worked on numerous infra-red, thermal and optical systems for the U.S. military. In Dallas, he worked as Senior Optical Mechanical Designer for Raytheon Electronic System Company until 2002. Most recently, Mr. Brockway was woking as a lead lab technician at ATI Technology Training Center in Dallas. Mr. Brockway served on a navy destroyer, the USN Stickell, from 1962-1965. His ship participated in the blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missle Crisis. He was married to Mary Sagan on June 1, 1968 with whom he had two sons, Arthur Jr. and Kevin. His second marrage was to Jaye Shoemaker on August 11, 1990. He took an active role in Jaye's long struggle with cancer, caring for her with devotion and dedication that touched family, friends, and Jaye's treatment team. Jaye passed away August 9, 2004. He is survived by his sons Art Brockway Jr. of Hollywood, Florida, and son Kevin Brockway of Gainesville, Fla; his sister Elanor Miller and her husband Fred Miller of Deer Park, N.Y.; his father Alvin Brockway Sr. of Beaver, Pa; his brother Alvin Brockway Jr. of Queens, N.Y.; his nephews Fred Miller and Danny Miller; his stepdaughter Dawn Acheson and stepgrandchild A.J. Dunn. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Patrick McCoy officiating. Family visitation will be from 2:30-4 pm at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home, U.S. 75 Exit 38, Ridgeview Drive, in McKinney, Texas. In lieu of flowers his sons request donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605

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...continuation... My fondest memories of my older brother from childhood include so many Christmases, Thanksgivings, and birthdays shared with Artie, Mary, Art, Kevin, My Mom and Dad, Eleanor, Fred, Freddie, Danny, Dave, and Arlene. Those days are cherished and missed. Artie also gave me one of my first driving lessons when I was 17. Artie was well-known as an animal-lover. He adopted two of our cats (TC and Erik) and a dog (DJ). Artie will be especially missed by our father, Alvin Brockway. Dad grieves heavily for his son. I am sure Dad would also appreciate to hear from you. I would be happy to forward any messages to him from my email address at family@alanscott.net. Art and Kev: your Dad will be missed. Arlene, Dave, Liz and I will keep you in our hearts and prayers. Alanscott Brockway, May 26, 2006 Artie also has two other brothers not mentioned above, including myself, Alanscott Brockway of Rochester, PA [formerly of San Francisco, CA] and David C Brockway of Chippewa Township, PA [formerly of San Diego, CA]. Also, in Brighton Township, PA is Artie's Step-Sister Arlene Renda and niece Liz Renda. Those of here in Western PA were blessed to have Artie visit us two years, shortly after the passing of Jaye, Artie's second wife. It was time together that we will always treasure. When I was 5 years old, I served as the ring-bearer at Artie's first wedding. Artie was also my Godfather. Alanscott Brockway, May 26, 2006 My first remembrance of Artie was when I was 5 years old and Artie was around 11. We went to the lake, you know with Nana and the bunch. I have no idea where that was, anyway, I fell off the boat into that deep lake. Artie pulled me out of the water by my hair, it hurt, but he was my hero. Artie was such a kind and loving person. I enjoyed being in his company very much. I also remember when Artie was in the Navy and he was stationed nearby, Uncle Harold would pick him up and he would spend the weekend with us. That was a treat! All our girl friends would go goo goo over him. He was very handsome in his uniform. Artie was also a favorite of his Aunt Mary. She always spoke fondly and caring of him, wishing him nothing but happiness. Over the years we may have only seen each other a handful of times, but whenever I think of Artie now, it’s his smile I remember, what a great smile he had. I have nothing but fond memories of my cousin Artie. He will always have a special place in my heart. My deepest sympathy to you Artie Jr. Kevin, Eleanor, Alvin and Uncle Al. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Cousin Donna Donna L. Paula, May 23, 2006 Pam and I and our exteneted families offer our sincere condolesences on your loss. Ed Laminsky, May 22, 2006