Robert B. Brooks, Jr. CHARLOTTE - Mr. Robert B. Brooks, Jr., 77, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Hyde Park, NY, joined his beloved wife Jayne on July 29, 2013. "Bob" was born in Allentown, PA, and attended Allegheny College. After serving in the U.S. Army, he became a development director for various institutions of higher education. In his later life he was ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church and served for 14 years. He retired to Charlotte, NC, in 2008 to be closer to his daughters. He is survived by his five children, Amy Brooks, Pam Clarkson, Ken Young, Kim Smith, Katrina Emerick, and 10 deeply-loved grandchildren, Evelyn, Hannah, Alexander, Jeffery, Rebecca, Anthony, Benjamin, Kelsey, Tyler and Matthew. Services will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, in Rhinebeck, NY, on Sunday, August 18, at 4:00 pm. If you wish to honor his memory, please make gifts to the American Red Cross, PO Box 36507, Charlotte, NC 28236 or WDAV Radio, Box 8990, Davidson, NC. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at http://www.raymerfh.com/.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 4, 2013