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J. Henry Brooker
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Marathon for a Better Life
    PO Box 268
    Warnerville, NY 12187
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Cobleskill Regional Hospital
    178 Grandview Drive
    Cobleskill, NY 12043

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“To Tammy, Melody, Brian, and Mrs. Brooker I am so sorry for such a huge lost in your hearts..J. Henrywas everything a boy like me when growing up..He...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: donald mochrie jr - milan, PA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Many happy memories with J Henry especially during the many hours he put in with The Richmondville Youth...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Joan Allen - richmondville, NY

“Yvonne, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. If there is anything at all you need or that I can do for you...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Terry Bradt - Sharon Springs, NY

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Patty Hotaling Waldron

“Thank you Henry for allowing me to share some time with you and your family. It was an honor to be able to care for you in your final days though I...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Urban, RN - Schenectady, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss....i remember the day I came to see you , Tammy in Cobleskill and I locked my keys in the car......You dad was so sweet...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Amy Miller - Canajoharie, NY

“Yvonne and family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. In time may happy memories of J. Henry help ease the pain you...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Phyllis Joslyn - Howes Cave, NY

“Tammy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Take good care of each other. You are in my prayers. - All the best- Carole ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Carole Renzi - Albany, NY

“Yvonne and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Shirley & Bill Morey - Leesburg, FL

“Mrs. Brooker, Tammy, Melody, and Brian, I know that your grief at this time may seem insurmountable. When someone like Mr. Brooker leaves us it...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Christopher Cooley - Land O Lakes, FL

“We're so very sorry for your loss. J. Henry was a nice man. If you need us, we're here for you. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Jim, Dianne and Ryan - NY

“Yvonne we are so very sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Tracy & Tim Purcell - Cobleskill, NY

“My dear Uncle Henry, i love you so and hold so many dear memories....sitting in your lap was my favorite. You will be missed. Aunt Yvonne, Tammy,...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Michelle Rosenbaum (Johnson) - FL


Richmondville- J. Henry Brooker, 75, of Palmer Road, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital.

Born June 19, 1937 in Cobleskill, he was the son of Howard and Leola (Dauley) Brooker.

J. Henry was a lifelong area resident who was a self employed carpenter/mason for many years. He was a member of the Richmondville United Methodist Church and the Richmondville Youth Organization.

J. Henry found pleasure in spending time with his family and coaching.

He was predeceased by his parents and several siblings.

Survivors include his wife: Yvonne Brooker of Richmondville; three children: Tammy (Justin) Karker of East Durham, Melody (Mark) Palange of Pompton Lakes, NJ, and Brian Brooker of Queens; three grandchildren: Devon Karker, Joshua and Noah Palange; three siblings: Eva Dibble of Summit, Franklin Brooker of Davenport, and William Wilson of Warren, MI; and several nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Richmondville United Methodist Church, Main St., Richmondville. Family and friends are also invited to attend a period of visitation to be held at the church prior to the service from 10 to 11 AM. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marathon for a Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, 178 Grandview Drive, Cobleskill, NY 12043, or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 795 E. Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh.