Arthur Brooke Stephens

Died: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

Memorial Visitation

1:00 PM Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: Roy W. Barber Funeral Home

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Arthur Brooke Stephens, 76, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Washington, D.C. after a brief battle with cancer. Brooke lived an adventurous life, growing up all over the unexplored places in the western States, traveling extensively in Europe, and living in Hawaii. He majored in Mathematics at the University of Colorado, graduating in 1964, and received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1969. He saw the potential of computers early, and returned to school to receive a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins in 1982. A professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for over two decades, his research areas included numerical analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and cryptography. Brooke always displayed an artistic side and was well known for his photographs of people and landscapes. Brooke will be remembered for his intellect, sense of humor, and his kind heart.

Brooke is survived by his children, Evan M. Stephens and Caitlin M. Stephens, his grandchild Dylan M. S. Zielinski, his son-in-law Craig M. Zielinski, his wife Maria C. Stephens, his partner Patricia Clifford, and his sister Ann Lindley.

A memorial service will be held at the Barber Funeral Home in Laytonsville, Maryland from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, November 10th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society and Earthjustice.

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Jill Randles
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Brooke's death. I had the opportunity to work with him on student issues during the time both of us were employed in the College of Engineering at UMBC. He was thoughtful and caring with a sense of humor that made problem solving much easier, even in the most challenging situations. I will cherish the memories of when we worked together on behalf of UMBC students. I am so glad he was my colleague.

I will be thinking of all of you in the days ahead.

Jill Randles

Jeehye Yun
   Posted Sat November 10, 2018
We're deeply saddened by the loss of Brooke. He was a great friend and mentor. He was always curious and generous with his time. When I asked many questions as an undergrad about about computer security and cryptography, he was always willing to sit down and discuss them. Although he was a professor and I a student, he never made me feel like I knew less than he did, which obviously wasn't true.
I will miss him, his agile mind and his kind spirit.

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