Richard Alan Brooks

April 9, 1941 ~ May 19, 2014 (age 73)


Richard Alan Brooks, 73, passed away May 19, 2014 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Richard was born in Angola to Mark L. Brooks and Phyllis Colpus Brooks on April 9, 1941.  He attended Scott Center School and graduated from Angola High School in 1959.  

He joined the United States Air Force in 1960 and served in the Cuban Missile Crisis.  

After his discharge he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering at Tri-State College (Known now as Trine University).  

He worked at Square D in Huntington, but his Sachs-Murray Arthritis forced him into an early retirement.  He also had worked as a watchman for the Pinkerton Detective Agency.

Rick loved science fiction, and wrote short stories which were publishe4d in several science4 fiction fanzines.

He was a big fan of the Trine University Thunder softball Team.

One of his last acts before being hospitalized was to vote in the local primary.

He is survived by a sister Elizabeth Brooks of Fremont, Indiana and a brother James Brooks of Houston, Texas.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial visitation will be from 2-4 PM, Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.

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May 23, 2014

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Weicht Funeral Home
207 N West St.
Angola, IN 46703

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