Retired US Army MSG James E. Brooks, 67, of Glen Allen, passed away on July 12, 2022. He was born to James C. And Eleanor Brooks in Wichita, KS in 1955. He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Paola Brooks, nee Venturini, his sons James Brooks (Aronne) and Michael Brooks (Nikki), daughter Claire Brooks, and sisters Lora O’Dell and Kathaleen Gray (Ben). He leaves behind seven grandchildren, Eleanor, Mark, Marianna, Michael, Daniel, Brandon, and Wyatt, each of whom loved him dearly. A true American hero, he earned the Bronze Star Medal while proudly serving in the US Army as a master parachutist in the 82nd Airborne. He enjoyed visiting Hatteras, fishing, taking on projects around the home, as well as working and listening music on his record player in his garage.
A Funeral Mass followed by Inurnment will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Glen Allen, VA on August 18th at 10:30 AM. The family will receive visitors beginning at 9:30 AM.