Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Brooks Braender
BROOKS HENRY DAVID BRAENDER III Age 77 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Daytona Beach , Florida and Hilton Head , SC passed away on Sunday November 11 , 2018 . Brooks was born August 1 , 1941 in Neptune , NJ the son of the late Harry and Mary Jeanne Cendoya Braender Jr.. He was raised by his mother and step-father Tom MacHill . Brooks was a graduate of Father Lopez High School in 1961 . He served his country with The U.S. Navy during The Cuban Missile Crisis . He was a Photo Journalist for Roger Fawcett Publications for CBS in New York City. Brooks and his step-father Tom MacHill tested cars for General Motors for specifications details and any potential defects. Brooks was a gold member of The NRA and taught Hunter Safety Course for over 20 years . He was a Sacristin for over 40 years at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church In Florida . He was also a member of The Society of Cincinatus and had five ancestors in The Revolutionary War and one signed The Declaration of Independence. Brooks was pre-deceased by his wife Nancy Joyce Hamm Braender on November 17 , 2015 and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary Lou Hamm Tryon and William A. Tryon II of Elmira , NY . Brooks is survived by Nancy's daughters Holly Helewell-Carpenter and her husband Jason of Horseheads, NY and Julie Ann Bennett of Punta Verde Beach , Florida ; grandson ; Christian William Lopez of Horseheads, NY ; several nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends including niece Susan Tryon Rogers and nephews Ronald Tryon and William A. Tryon along with several grand nieces and grand nephews . Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Wednesday November 21, 2018 from 4-6 PM. Brooks' Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours and Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Braender following his Funeral Services at the Funeral Home. Brooks will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Nancy in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Words of Condolence and Memories may be shared at www.lynchsfuneralhome.com .
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