SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. - Ronald N. "Ron" Brooks, 47, of Shinglehouse, passed away Tuesday (March 18, 2014) at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after battling a long-term illness.
Born on Sept. 7, 1966, in St. Francis Hospital, Olean, N.Y., he was the son of Robert T. Brooks and Freda Halladay Ullrich.
Ron graduated from the Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1984. He was employed by West Bros. in Millport for 17 years until ill health forced his retirement.
He was a member of the NRA.
Ron loved to hunt, fish, and garden. He enjoyed going to Benezette to look at the elk. He loved his dog, Denali. His greatest love was his family.
Surviving are his mother, Freda C. (John) Ullrich of Gaines, Pa.; his father, Robert T. Brooks of Shinglehouse; a sister, Carla J. Brooks of Shinglehouse; a stepdaughter, Megan M. (Rob Goode) Willetts of Shinglehouse; a stepson, Ronald E. "Ronnie" (Randi) Willetts of Shinglehouse; five grandchildren, Cayden M. Prescott, Camden M. Prescott, Owen N. Peterson, Wyatt C. Willetts and Brantley M. Willetts; a nephew, Travis (Corrina) Crippen of Great Falls, Mont.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ron was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Alfred and Mildred Plants Brooks; and his maternal grandparents, Lewis "Buck" and Gladys Shelley Halladay.
In keeping with Ron's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday (March 22, 2014) at the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, and the Rev. Clint Pearsall, pastor of the Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee, officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Association, www.msfocus.org/donations.aspx.
To express condolences or to share a fond memory of Ron, visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.