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Russell T. Rooks

January 5, 1926 March 8, 2018
Russell T. Rooks
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Obituary for Russell T. Rooks

Russell T. Rooks, 92 years, of Allentown, passed away on Thursday March 8th, 2018 at Heather Glen, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Gladys I. (Ingram) Rooks. Born in Arlington, Va. He was the son of the late Russell and June (Taylor) Rooks.
Born in Arlington, VA, he was the son of the late Russell and June (Taylor) Rooks.
Russell was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown, where he sang on the church choir. He was an active member of the Gideon’s, serving as a lay minister with his wife for over 30 years.

He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Agriculture. He was employed as a Dairy Scientist for Land of Lakes for many years before retiring.

He was a Navy veteran of the Pacific Theater of WWII, where he earned the Bronze Star.

Survivors include his daughters Betty, wife of Ken Hauser and Peggy, wife of Bert Petty, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughter Jan Gauthier, brother Robert, and sister Edna Powell.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday March 15th, 2018 at Asbury United Methodist Church 1533 Springhouse Rd. Allentown, PA 18104. There will be a calling period from 10-11am Thursday at the church. The Brubaker Funeral Home Inc. of Catasauqua is handling arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Buckhorn Children’s Foundation 116 Buckhorn Lane Buckhorn, KY 41721.

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Visitation

Thursday

15

Mar

10:00 AM 3/15/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Asbury United Methodist Church

1533 Springhouse Road
Allentown, PA 18104

Asbury United Methodist Church
1533 Springhouse Road Allentown 18104 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

15

Mar

11:00 AM 3/15/2018 11:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 3/15/2018 11:45:00 AM
Asbury United Methodist Church

1533 Springhouse Road
Allentown, PA 18104

Asbury United Methodist Church
1533 Springhouse Road Allentown 18104 PA
United States

Graveside

Thursday

15

Mar

2:00 PM 3/15/2018 2:00:00 PM
Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

Indiantown Gap Rd
Annville, PA 17003-9618

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Indiantown Gap Rd Annville 17003-9618 PA
United States
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