Richard H. Brooks

Dec 4 1934
Apr 19 2022
87 Years
Gap, Pennsylvania

Richard Harvey Brooks passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at his home in Gap, Pennsylvania.  

Richard (Bud) was the son of the late Ross E. Brooks and the late Anna Kimes Brooks. He was the husband of Joan Pavelik Brooks.  

Bud grew up in Romansville, PA and served in the United States Army. He worked at Luria Brothers in South Coatesville, PA for 36 years and retired in January 1997, as a yard supervisor. He married his wife Joan in 1959 and they were married 62 ½ years and lived in Gap, PA since 1972. 

He was a Civil War buff, enjoyed hunting, antiquing and family geneology.  

Besides his wife Joan, Bud is survived by his son Richard H. Brooks Jr. and his companion Karen Fahrenback, two grandsons and five great grandsons. Also special nephews Joe Bee and Ken Brooks, for always being there for us. 

Besides his parents he was predeceased by three brothers, James, Kenneth, and Charles Brooks. 

Special thanks to Holisticare Hospice and live in caregivers Mama and Right at Home, Home care, especially Tara for her spiritual guidance and caring and Lina for her compassion and caring. Also thanks to our Daughter-in-law, Pam Brooks who was a blessing for always being there for us. 

Bud’s Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at the Limeville Methodist Church, 5783 Limeville Road, Gap, PA at 11:00 AM. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation period taking place 9:30 AM until the start of the service. Interment will directly follow at the adjoining cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Limeville Methodist Church, 5783 Limeville Road, Gap, PA, 17527 or to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Apr 26 2022 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Limeville Methodist Church 5783 Limeville Road, Gap, PA, 17527



I am so sorry to read this news and for your loss.  I have some fond memories of both of you when I was a teenager.  May God be your comfort in the days ahead.

Diane and John Schrack


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To my last and only link to the past of my fathers father… You were a stoic man and have given me the courage to seek out my family as well as to not give up seeking out the answers! Much obliged uncle Bud! To the many faces you will see on your path make sure you rock them all and tell my pop pop and mom mom I said hello and I love them dearly. No time shall heal those wounds but I’m thankful to have them because without them means that I gained nothing through them. Many thanks again and Godspeed !!!!!

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Goodnight my friend. I will miss you terribly. All of our talks and all you taught me in just the few short months I was blessed to know you and Joan. In this I have great hope that I am confident I will see you again when it’s my time to meet Jesus. Love you Bud.

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A good heart has stopped beating. But a heart that had touched so many lives can't help but live on in those in love. I will miss you and I will see you again when it's my time to meet Jesus. Love you Bud.

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