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Jim D. Brooks

Jim D. Brooks

Jim D. Brooks, 84, of Stevens, PA, passed away at Maple Farm Nursing Center in Akron, PA on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  He was the loving husband of Joan E. (Fricker) Brooks and son of the late Gaines C. Brooks and Flora M. (Jackson) Davis.

Jim was born in Seminole, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University.  He was employed as the President of the North American Division of the Gerz Stein Company.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by two sons: Mike Brooks, husband of Leslie, and Mark Brooks, husband of Regina; three grandchildren: Matthew, Marissa, and Kaitlyn; two sisters: Annette and Jeannette; one brother, John; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim is also survived by two step-children: Bill Simmon and Donna Greiner; and three step-grandchildren: Billy, Sabrina, and Jolinda.

Jim was preceded in death by a brother, Harvey.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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Hello Joan, and family - I was Jim's Vice President of Gerz when under the Bavaria Ltd., Inc. in Reamstown. Working with Jim was a great experience. We had great relationship at work and on the road at sales shows and a trip to Gerz, in Sessnebach, W. Germany and the show in Frankfurt. Jim was good business mentor for me, and I really enjoyed the trip with him to his home and to New Braunfels, TX. After, Bavaria Ltd was sold, and we went separate way, I only saw Jim a few times at Kmart in Ephrata, and I think I visited the Denver home once; unfortunately, though I often thought of him, we just did not get together to chat. I was sad to read that Jim was in Maple Farms Nursing Home, and now of his passing. My neighbors Tim and Kathy Sheetz with HandiVangilism Ministries do a regular Bible and Devotional meeting at Maple Farms, and I have to ask if they ever met Jim, though I am not so sure whether was something Jim would have been part of or even whether he was able, never-the-less I wish you all God's blessing, comfort, and peace as you cherish the "good" memories that you shared. I can still hear that TX drawl. May he rest in peace.
~ Tony D Ice
Our thoughts are with you. I pray that God puts his loving arms around you all and brings you peace in your hearts. John & Judi
~ John W Brooks

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