Robert Brooks

Robert B.

Brooks, Jr.

CHARLOTTE, NC - Mr. Robert B. Brooks Jr., formerly of Hyde Park, NY, joined his beloved wife Jayne on July 29, 2013. "Bob" was born to Elizabeth and Robert Brooks Sr. of Allentown, PA in 1936. He attended Allegheny College, and, after serving in the U.S. Army became a development director for various institutions of higher education including Thiel, Hamilton and Moravian Colleges and the Culinary Institute of America. In his later life, Bob was ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church in which he served devotedly for 14 years at the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck, NY. He retired to Charlotte, NC in 2008 to be closer to two of his daughters.

He is survived by his sister Christine Clay, his five children Amy Brooks Paradise, Pam Clarkson, Kenneth Young, Kim Smith, Katrina Emerick and 10 deeply loved grandchildren Evelyn Paradise, Hannah Clarkson, Alexander, Jeffery, and Rebecca Young, Anthony and Benjamin Smith, and, Kelsey, Tyler and Matthew Emerick.

Services will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, Sunday, August 18, at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make gifts to the Church of the Messiah, P.O. Box 248, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Friends may offer condolences to the family at


Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Aug. 1, 2013