Sidney George Brooks age 73 of Elkins Park, Pa died January 12, 2020. As a child, Sidney lived on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in upstate New York. He served his country with Honor in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Sidney worked as an Iron Worker with Local 401 in Philadelphia until his retirement in 2002. He took pride showing family members the structures that he helped to build around the area.
Sid enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He dedicated his medical decisions and treatments for cancer to extend his time with them. He was extremely grateful for the attention and care from the doctors and staff at Fox Chase Cancer Center, who became family to him according to his sons. He was also a sports fan and enjoyed the Yankees, Bills & Sabres.
Sidney is survived by Liz, their sons William and his wife Susan Brooks their children Shawn and the late Ryan Pauline Brooks. Michael Brooks and his wife Karen and their son Alexander. He is also survived by brother Donald Brooks and sister Jane Williams of Cattaraugus, NY and the late Mike Brooks and Jean McMullin.
Relatives & friends may call Friday at 10am from Richardson Funeral Home 7450 Oxford Ave. Services 11am. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Penndel, PA.
In lieu of flowers family requests donations to be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center.
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