Henry (Hank) E. Brooks, 76, of Fairview, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, to go home and be with his Savior.
He was born on July 19, 1936, in Bloomfield Township, Crawford County, to the late Avery and Elsie Stafford Brooks.
He served in the U.S. Army at the age of 27. He worked for Ervite Corp. for many years until his retirement. He was a member of Sterrettania Alliance Church in McKean. He was a co-founder of Layman Ministries with his friend Jim Mallory.
Hank enjoyed hunting, yard work and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Walter Brooks; a sister, Josie Parkin; a son, Tony Brooks; a grandson, Daryl Nunemaker Jr.; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, whom he married on Dec. 31, 1985; four daughters and two sons, Dennis Brooks and fiancée Jennifer of Union City, Pam Nunemaker and friend Troy, who reside in the family homestead in Union City, Jodi Miller and husband Glenn of East Springfield, Laura Ahrens of Fairview, Cindy Foster of Erie, and Robert Brooks and his wife Vicky of Corry; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Burton Westlake Funeral Home 3801 W. 26th St., Erie, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to attend services there on Wednesday at 10 a.m., with Pastor Mark Droll officiating.
Burial will follow in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 1128 State St., Suite 301, Erie, Pa. 16501.
Send condolences at Burtonfuneralhome.com.