Frank A. Brookens

Frank A. Brookens Frank A. "Jeff" Brookens, Jr., 90, of Chambersburg, died Monday morning, April 7, 2014, at his home. Born November 17, 1923, in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Frank Sr., and Maggie Bohn Brookens. His wife, A. Pearl Miller Brookens, whom he married December 29, 1945, preceded him in death on January 11, 1996. A U.S. Navy veteran, Jeff served honorably during World War II, having participated in the invasions of Normandy and Iwo Jima. He was employed by the former E.D. Plumber & Sons in Chambersburg for 36 years, retiring in 1984. Jeff was a member of Hume-McNeal-Byers AMVETS Post 224 and its horseshoe league, Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, and the Chambersburg Club. He was a charter member of the Fayetteville Fire Company. Jeff was instrumental in establishing the Fayetteville Athletic Association. He played baseball for the Fayetteville A's as well as managing the adult team. He also established and managed a junior team for the Nellie Fox League. Jeff was an avid hunter and golfer, attaining two "Holes in One" during his lifetime. He is survived by two children, Susan Johnson of Fayetteville, and F. Michael Brookens and wife Kathy of Chambersburg; four grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by two sisters, Eleanor Whelan of Chambersburg and Helen B. Godshall of Richland; his companion, Doris Jean Green; and numerous nieces and nephews. Aside from his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers. At Jeff's request, there will be no service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayetteville Athletic Association, P.O. Box 104, Fayetteville, PA 17222. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at

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Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc.
333 Falling Spring Road Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 264-6416

Published in Public Opinion from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2014