O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Douglas E. Brooks Sr.

Mr. Douglas E. Brooks Sr., age 70, of Hardscrabble Road, Killbuck, New York died Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Olean General Hospital, Olean, New York following a long illness.

Born on July 22, 1938 in Buffalo, New York he was the son of the late Eva Strahl Brooks. He was married on December 6, 1967 in Fredericks, Oklahoma to the former Lois Holley who survives.

Mr. Brooks was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1956 -1968.

He was employed by the New York State Department of Transportation for 26 years prior to his retirement.

Mr. Brooks was a member of the Salamanca Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

Surviving besides his wife are: 3 daughters, Laura (Tim) Carr, Holt, Michigan, Loretta Ivanich, Olean, New York, Eva Brooks, Killbuck, New York; 2 sons, Douglas Brooks Jr., North Collins, New York, Dennis Brooks, Salamanca, New York; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; a sister, LaBerta Freeborn, Amherst, New York; a brother, William Brooks, Salamanca, New York; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Melvin Brooks and a sister, Arlene O’Conner.

A graveside service will be held in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca, New York on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 11:00 A.M.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com.