Edward E. "Ed" Brookover
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service - Kirkersville
285 East Main Street
Kirkersville, OH 43033
BROOKOVER Edward E. "Ed" Brookover, 80, of Millersport, a funeral service celebrating his life will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Millersport United Methodist Church, with Pastor Steve Bush as celebrant. Burial will follow in Millersport Cemetery. Ed died suddenly, Saturday morning, September 5, 2009 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He was born February 18, 1929 in New Martinsville, W.Va., the son of the late Fred and Clara (Thomas) Brookover. He was a graduate of New Martinsville H.S. where he was awarded the Magnolia Athletic Lifetime Achievement Award; Marshall University, Univ. of Tennessee and The Ohio State University. Ed retired in 1986, after serving as superintendent of schools at Walnut Township (Millersport) for 21 years. He was well known throughout the state for his untiring efforts to advance education and sports in the public schools. Prior to serving at Millersport, he was superintendent at Port Washington Schools, had also served as principal for the James A Garfield H.S. in Garrettsville, and had taught and coached basketball at Thornville, Millersport and Pomeroy. In addition to his professional endeavors, Ed was well known as a member and past president of the Millersport Lions Club, where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow; the Millersport United Methodist Church; the Ohio High School Athletic Association, where he had been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; and the Millersport post of the American Legion. He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Rosalie (Anderson), whom he married on November 30, 1951; his children, Edward II (Barbara) of Falls Church, Va., David (Jennifer) of Millersport, Erin (Steven) McCurry of Smyrna, Ga., Scott (Sonya) of Brandon, Fla.; his four grandchildren, Edward III, Stacy, Craig and Kyle; his siblings, Mae (Stanley) Rybarz, Fred (Patty) Brookover, Elsie (Edward) Taylor, Bill (Sandy) Brookover; many nieces and nephews. His family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the HOSKINSON FUNERAL HOME, 285 E. Main St in Kirkersville; where Millersport Lions will hold services at 7 p.m. and from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday at the Millersport U.M. Church. They have requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions be made to the Millersport Track Fund, c/o Walnut Township Schools, 11850 Lancaster St., Millersport, Oh., 43046. An on-line memorial and video tribute is available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com. Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brookover family.
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Published by The Columbus Dispatch on Sep. 7, 2009.
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Mrs. Brookover and family,
Rita phoned and told me of the sad news. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pam Barnes-Kovalchik
March 11, 2010
Rosie and family,
I just happened onto the news 'online.' I've apprecated all the support you and Ed gave to me and my family. God's peace to you.
Rita Beach
March 9, 2010
Rosalie and Family,
Ed's joy will be missed here at COSI. You both always bring a special liveliness and passion. May peace be with you and your family at this time.
Jennifer Kramer
September 9, 2009
Ohio has lost yet another fine gentleman . He shall be very much
missed . We send our warmest and most heartfelt sympathies to his entire family and many friends . God bless.
Elizabeth and Jim McAvoy
Jim McAvoy
September 9, 2009
I am very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I enjoyed working with him here at COSI and enjoyed watching him interact with the kids. He really had a knack for it. He will be missed here.
Michael Forrester
September 8, 2009
I was very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I'll never forget his unfailing patience with me at Pomeroy High, both as an inept outfielder and a less than rewarding math student.
Arne Evans
September 8, 2009
Dear Brookover Family,
I offer my condolences for your loss. I hope you can take comfort in knowing Ed's life and good works have had such a positive impact on so many people and communities.

Jason Wagner
Jason Wagner
September 7, 2009
Mrs. Brookover, Ed, David, Erin and Scott,
I was sorry to hear about the passing of Ed. He did so much for so many young lives to provide an education that will last them throughout their lives.
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of great loss. His wonderful life with all of his family will bring good memories for all to feel comfort in.

Bob Ney
bob ney
September 7, 2009
To the Brookover family,

Ed was one of the best math teachers I ever had at Pomeroy High School. When I was crowned Prom Queen in 1959, I remember how kind he was to congratulate me in math class. I've always remembered him as a scholar and a gentleman.

Linda Crow Beegle
Worthington, OH
Linda Crow Beegle
September 7, 2009
Mrs. Brookover, Ed, David, Erin and Scott,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Brookover. Mike Smith told me of your unfortunate loss.

While it is little consolation at this time, but he lived a very full and productive life. Children that have done well, grandchildren a loving wife and long marriage, what more could one ask for.

There must be some poetic justice in Mr. Brookover leaving us as students enter school for another year. How many times as principal and superintendant did he prepare for the start of school? We all have our own circadian rhythm. My guess is that his was September to June.

I will not be with you in Kirkersville on Thursday, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Jeff Finkle and Vanessa Brown
Jeff Finkle
September 7, 2009