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Robert James Brooks
Robert James Brooks a life long resident of Kerhonkson, NY passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 30, 2014. He was 80 years old. Bob was born on May 25, 1933 in Accord, NY; he was the son of Hiram and Margaret (Querry) Brooks.
Bob was a freelance electrician by trade. He was an exempt member of the Kerhonkson Fire Co. and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Brooks married Beatrice A. Booth on August 23, 1953.
In addition to his wife Bea of 60 years, Bob is survived by their children, Deborah Smith and Nancy Brooks both of Kerhonkson, Judith Countryman and her fiancé Patrick Trenholm and Robert W. Brooks and his wife Laurie all of Accord; his sister, Alice Schoonmaker of St. Petersburg, FL; his grandchildren, Carrie Donnelly (Christopher), Ryan Smith (Carolyn), Vanessa Netzley (Derick), Rebecca Brooks (Tom), Alexandra Brooks (Matt), Amanda Countryman and Cory Countryman (Barbara); his great-grandchildren, Haleigh and Anthony Donnelly and Chace Countryman, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial visitation will be held on Monday, February 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at H .B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St. Kerhonkson. A celebration of his life is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 am at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
Contributions may be made in Bob’s name to the Kerhonkson Fire Co., P.O. Box 62, and/ or the Kerhonkson-Accord First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 67, Kerhonkson, NY 12446
We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful person. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Milton and Patricia O'Bryon Feb 4 2014 12:00 AM
To Vanessa and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May happy thoughts of your grandfather help bring you peace.
Jacqui DuBois Feb 3 2014 12:00 AM
Bea and family, We were sadden to hear of Bob's passing. Seems like only a few days ago we were talking to him at the Rondout Country Club at the last old gizzers dinner. He will be missed by all.
Winnie & Jim McKenzie
Winnie & Jim McKenzie Feb 2 2014 12:00 AM
Dear Bea and family:
So sorry for the loss of Bob. He was a wonderful kind gentle man. He will be missed by so many. I definitely will remember his smile. Hang onto the good memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Robin, Ron, Derick and Tom Netzley
Robin Netzley Jan 31 2014 12:00 AM
Dear Judy and Bob, I am saddened to hear of the loss of your father. May the Lord bless you and your families always.
Your fellow classmate,
Janet Terwillliger Summers Jan 30 2014 12:00 AM
My dearest Bea,
I am deeply saddened by your loss. I walked up to the cabin after seeing you. I shuffled a heart in the snow there. I will always miss him. Much love~~~Nancy Bennett
Nancy Bennett Jan 30 2014 12:00 AM