Edward Everett “Ned” Brooks, age 73, of New Market, Md., formerly of Gaithersburg, Md., passed away peacefully Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Frederick Health Hospital in Frederick, Md., following a brief illness.
Born September 28, 1949 in Takoma Park, Md., he was the son of the late Samuel and late Maxine Brooks. He was the husband of Susan L. Brooks. They had just celebrated their 48th anniversary.
Ned grew up in Rockville, Md. He was a 1968 graduate of Richard Montgomery High School and went on to attend Montgomery College and the University of Maryland.
He was a Master Carpenter for 40 years. He was proudest of designing and building the family home in 1986 where he and Susan raised three children.
In the mid-1990’s, Ned was employed by Westat in Rockville, Md. With Westat, he was responsible for design and conversion of tractor trailers into clinics used to monitor the health of the nation.
Later he was superintendent/project manager for the Our House program in Brookeville, Md. In that position he shared his vast knowledge of construction with the at-risk adolescents in the program. Ned assisted in the remodel of an old farmhouse and also a dormitory to prepare for the arrival of the students.
Ned was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Laytonsville for many years. St. Paul was the first sponsor of the Our House program.
Ned’s varied interests included antiques, collecting railroad memorabilia, and searching for sharks’ teeth along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
He looked forward to the yearly family vacations at the Outer Banks, and enjoyed camping and “road trips.” Most of all he loved spending time with his six grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Amanda Brooks of Monrovia, Md., Katy Lynch and husband Fred of Prince Frederick, Md., and Todd Brooks and wife Tina of Urbana, Md.; as well as grandchildren, Calvin, Trenton, Emily, Laura, Natalie and Sam.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 21720 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville, MD 20882. The family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m. in the church Vestibule and the Service will follow at 3:00 p.m., with Pastor Will Newton officiating,
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to: Our House, 19715 Zion Road, Brookeville, MD 20833-1505 (http://our-house.org/).
Arrangements were made by the Barber Funeral Home in Laytonsville, Md.