BROOKS, DAVID CLARK (March 28, 1958 - April 2, 2014) David Clark Brooks, 56, of Arlington, Virginia, died at Virginia Hospital in Arlington on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He was born in Middletown, Connecticut, on March 28,1958. The son of Harvey James Brooks (deceased) and Grayce (Ahern) Brooks, he graduated from Valley Regional High School in Deep River, Class of 1976, and received Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Trinity College, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service for 21 years, having served in Warsaw, Caracas, Managua, Lima, Sao Paolo, and Luanda. He spoke Polish, Spanish, and Portuguese. He earned his PhD in Latin American History from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, in 1998. In 2013 he was awarded a Master’s degree from the Army War College. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Dr. Brooks taught history and coached wrestling at the Kingswood Oxford School. He leaves his wife of 24 years, Dr. Nancy Rios-Brooks, and their three children, Fernando, Jack, and Elisabeth; as well as his brother Douglas Brooks and his wife Catherine Wood Brooks of Vergennes, Vermont. Services are planned in Arlington, VA with interment at a later date at Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River, Connecticut.
Published in middletownpress from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2014.