Philip Leland Brooks


LEWISTON — Philip Leland Brooks, 65, a resident of Lisbon, died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 15, at Central Maine Medical Center, with family at his side.

He was born in Lewiston June 22, 1946, a son of Leland P. and Laura Craw Brooks. Philip was educated in local schools and remained a lifelong resident of this community. He was a military veteran, having served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge. He first worked for a number of years at Knapp Shoe and later worked as a security guard at St. Mary’s Hospital until his retirement.

He was a member of Rabboni Masonic Lodge AF & AM No. 150 of Auburn, the American Legion Post 153 of Auburn for 42 years, in which he was very active doing volunteer work, and was a life member of the VFW Post 1603. He was also an active volunteer for the Shriners and Shriners Children’s Hospitals. He enjoyed spending time with family and especially enjoyed the company of kids. He loved animals, regularly donating to the SPCA, and gave regularly to adult homeless shelters. He was a loving, giving, hardworking and kind man who will be dearly missed.

He leaves his companion of 15 years, Janet Joyce, of Lisbon; a stepdaughter, Amy Osborne, and her husband, Tim, of Auburn; five grandchildren, Zachary Polley, Zaryn Hall, Cameron Osborne, Meghan Staples and Jermare Spraggins; his sister, Gail Brooks; and his brother, Gary Brooks, both of Lewiston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents.

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