Richard A. Brooks, age 87 of Avalon, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 21, 2023 at his home. He was born on August 17, 1935 and was the beloved husband of 65 years to Janet (Smith) Brooks.
In addition to his wife he is survived by five loving children, Brian (Jodi), Candy (Andy), Myia (Mike), Noah (Theresa), and Amy (Michael); ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sister, Dib Williams; and many nieces and nephews.
Richard Loved God with all of his heart and soul.
He is preceded in death by his parents James and Caroline Brooks, and his sister, Jean Grimes.
A Service will be held at 10:30AM at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
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