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Robert James Brooks

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Robert James Brooks KERHONKSON- Robert James Brooks a life long resident of Kerhonkson, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He was 80 years old. Bob was born on May 25, 1933 in Accord; 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 Aug. 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, Fla.; 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, Feb. 3, 2014 from 2to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at H .B. Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St. Kerhonkson. A celebration of his life is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. 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, N.Y., 12446. To send a personal condolence or for directions please visit www.humis tonfuneralhome.com
Published in the Daily Freeman on Jan. 31, 2014
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