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Rev. David M. Brookman

March 18, 1944 ~ February 20, 2018 (age 73)

Rev. David M. Brookman, 73 passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville. He was born in Wellsville, OH on March 18, 1944 to David Trenle and Mary Violetta (MacDonald) Brookman.

David served in a variety of positions within the Presbyterian Church throughout his career until his retirement in 2007 as the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Princeton. Prior to that, he served as a Hospice Chaplain in Wheeling, WV and as a Pastor at the Coalbrook Presbyterian Church in Neffs, OH. He also worked as a Campus Minister at Hastings College in Hastings, NE, Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI and Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. His first call was to the First Presbyterian Church in Powhatan Point, OH. David published several books, articles, and gave presentations on a variety of topics related to spirituality and religion. David served on several non-profit boards, taught college level courses on environmental ethics, philosophy, and religion, and pursued continuing education in counseling and spiritual direction. In retirement, he was active in several groups dedicated to promoting interfaith dialogue, social justice, and care for the environment.

David received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH. He completed his Masters of Divinity degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts Degree in History of Religions, from the Hartford Seminary Foundation. He then received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

David is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Rebecca Brookman to whom he married on August 24, 1968. He is also survived by his daughter, Wendy Anderson (Nathan) of Duluth, MN; and 2 grandchildren, Neil and Logan Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Dwight Brookman; and a son, Andrew Bigelow Brookman.

Family and friends are invited for visitation beginning at 1 p.m. with a Funeral service at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Kevin Fleming and Rev. Joe Easley officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Wellsville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave, Staten Island, N.Y., 10305 or to the Parkinson Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, N.Y. 10018. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed or you may light a candle in memory of David at Colvin Funeral Homes family owned and operated since 1908.

Donations may be made to:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York NY 10018

American Parkinson Disease Foundation
Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island NY 10305

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