Joseph L. Brooks, 81, of The Villages, Florida, passed away the afternoon of Monday, June 11, 2018, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born on Aug. 3, 1936, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Merle M. and Sylvia Gerber Brooks.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 58 years, the former Connie DeCarbo, who he married on Sept. 26, 1959.
A graduate of New Castle High School in 1954, Joseph served his country as a member of the Navy.
He was a former business owner and worked in the local construction field throughout his life, owning Joe Brooks Floor and Wall Contracting and Colony Builders in New Castle.
Joseph served as a past president and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 455 for 59 years. He enjoyed playing golf, cards and bocce, and also liked to watch old westerns and eat ice cream.
In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by his sons, Timothy L. Brooks and wife, Merly, of New Castle, and Jeffrey J. Brooks and wife, Jill, of Munhall, Pennsylvania; brothers, Merle G. Brooks and Donald Brooks, both of New Castle; and grandchildren, Michael and Gillian Brooks, both of Munhall, Pennsylvania.
Family will receive friends from from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
Blessing services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Zachary Galiyas.
Entombment will take place in Parkside Mausoleum.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on June 12, 2018