David E. Brooks


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Patten - David E. Brooks, 95, of Patten passed away peacefully at home with his family June 1, 2019. He was born March 14th, 1924, in Foxborough, MA, the son of John and Jean (Johnston) Brooks.
A proud yet humble Navy veteran, he enlisted after the attacks on Pearl Harbor and served on board the "mighty stinger" the USS Wasp. He received a BS degree in Forestry from the University of Massachusetts, then went on to get his Masters at Duke University. A lifelong student of Thoreau, his love of the Maine woods was almost as evident as his love for his family. An avid gardener and frequent fly fisherman, he also had a passion for sailing and nautical history which resulted in many family vacations to the coast of Maine. He was a man of steadfast integrity, had an infectious laugh, and was most appreciative of having great friends and neighbors.
David is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ruth (Woodbridge) Brooks of Patten. Also three sons: Steven Brooks of Bowdoin, Thomas Brooks of Bowdoin, Paul Brooks of Oakland; four grandchildren: Chris, Angie, Jordan, Paige and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and nine siblings. At his request there will be a private family graveside service at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Patten Lumbermen's Museum.
To leave condolences and share memories visit www.bowersfuneral.com
Published on June 4, 2019
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Sue Giles Miller
Jun 10, 2019
Ruth and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always cherish the many hours playing on your lawn, and remember you as great neighbors from my 14 yrs living on Pleasant St. I will be thinking of you all during this time.
Rick and Christy Hall
Jun 08, 2019
Mrs.Brooks,Steve , Tom, and Paul , please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Dave was a real good man and will be missed by many.
Angela Brooks
Jun 08, 2019
I love you Grampy Dave
Eric Brooks
Jun 06, 2019
Love you Uncle Dave....
Dean Churchill
Jun 06, 2019
Ruth, Steve, Tom, Paul & family - Please accept my sincere and heartfelt sympathies. I wish you all peace and loving memories of your husband and father.
Jun 04, 2019