Gary K. Brooks

Gary K. Brooks, 82, of Mountville, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Hospice. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl L. (Aument) Brooks with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Martha (Bobbi) Brooks. Gary was a graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, class of 1959. Following graduation Gary joined his father as a painter for Robert K. Brooks and Son Painting. Gary was a well-known and highly accomplished bowler and the owner of Gary’s Pro Shop for more than 48 years. One of his most treasured accomplishments was representing the United States in the Tournament of Americas in Miami FL in 1975 and 1976. He set many records while bowling in those tournaments and was awarded the coveted Friendship award which was decided on by his fellow competitors from the various countries. Gary also enjoyed watching and following the Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Phillies and Eagles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons, Brian K (Deb) Brooks of Strasburg, Dean M. Brooks of Mountville, and Joshua R. Brooks of Avondale, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, a brother Glenn Brooks, nephew Jon Brooks, and niece Jodi Brooks. He was preceded in death by a nephew Glenn Kerry Brooks.

A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Grace Community Church of Willow Street, 212 Peach Bottom Rd, Willow Street, PA 17584. Family and friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice & Community Care.

Cremation Services of Lancaster – 717-cremate

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  • My buddy “Larry”!. I am so sad to have just heard this news. You will be missed dearly! May your soul rest and your great smile shine on!
    with Love,
    Jasmine Lee

  • Cheryl and family: I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to all of you. Cheryl, it has been a very long time since I have seen you; but know that I am lifting you in prayer as you journey through your grief.
    Blessings to each of you,
    Mary Burger

  • We always enjoyed talking with him when we went for a walk. He always said he envied us being able to walk the way we did. It won’t seem right not to see him at the end of his driveway. Our thoughts are with you.
    Harry & Babs Froelch

  • We are so very sorry for your loss!! We chatted with Gary just a few weeks ago! He was a very special friend & mentor! Will think of him every time I throw my bowling ball I bought from him! He is no longer suffering & pain free! God’s peace be with you!! Love Bernie & Harlan

  • Thoughts and prayers for his wife Cheryl and family. May you cherish all the memories and have peace knowing that he is with God. He will always be in your hearts.
    The Kauffman Family

  • Gary was one of the people that first believed in me when it came to bowling. Although I grew up in a family of bowlers and had many people that were will to coach me, there was something special when it came to Gary. Many days of bowling at leisure lanes where he would come down and help me when I was practicing not to mention, he helped me with my first bowling ball. Gary was one of the kindest and most genuine people I ever met. He will truly be missed.

  • RIP Gary. You will be missed very much by so many who have known you. I loved seeing you at Columbia Family Restaurant whenever I went there. You always smiled when you saw everyone. Condolences to everyone in your family.

  • The world lost a genuine soul on Dec 9,2023. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, RIP BABE!

  • Cheryl I’m so very sorry for your loss of your beloved and longtime partner/husband Gary.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. May all your memories together help you in the days, weeks, months and years that you will face.
    Even though we have never met in person, I feel as though we have a connection through stories, pictures we’ve shared in our group.
    Love You My Friend!
    May Gary Rest In Peace
    Love Kathy

  • My dearest husband,
    I can’t begin to express the void that will be left in my life after losing you. I miss your beautiful smile everyday. I take my comfort in knowing that you touched so many lives in your 82 years on earth. You were the kindest, happiest, and most thoughtful person I have ever met. I will love you always. Cheryl

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