Brendan Walter Hooks 1945 - 2017 YOUNGTOWN, AZ - Brendan Walter Hooks, of Youngtown, AZ, died on January 6, 2017. He was born on September 8, 1945, in Utica, NY. He was the third of six children born to Gladys Elizabeth Swanson and Edward Gerard Hooks. He grew up in Vernon, NY, and went to Westmoreland Central School. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) Eccleston on February 4, 1967, and had 7 children. He was self-employed most of his life. Brendan faithfully served as one of Jehovah's Witnesses for 42 years. The first thing he did every morning was read his bible which brought him great joy. He loved going from door to door, sharing what he learned with others. Brendan loved his brothers and sisters very much. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather. Besides his wife of fifty years, he leaves seven children, Amy (Leon) Butler, Brent (Christine) Hooks, Jennifer (James) Theis, Matthew (Sara) Hooks, Brendan G. Hooks, Seth (Judy) Hooks and Sarah (Jason) Finn; and five brothers and sisters, Amollia Hooks Grossman, Crispen (Julie) Hooks, Geoffrey Hooks, Gretchen Swanson (Richard Connelly) and Lance (Ning) Hooks. He was also a proud grandfather of 13 beautiful grandchildren, and leaves many nieces, nephews, and cousins, whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his father, Edward Hooks; his mother, Gladys Swanson Hooks; and his beautiful niece, Debra Hooks-Klar. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 585 Trenton Road, Utica, NY 13502.
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