AUBURN — Oren Brooks, 89, of Auburn, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at The Commons on St. Anthony.
He was born in Bereah, Fla., and had resided most of his life in the Auburn area. Oren was a retired U.S. Navy veteran having served our country honorably from 1950-1970. He received numerous honors and medals while serving during the Korean War. Upon retiring from the navy, he would continue to work for almost 20 more years in the U.S. Postal Service. Oren cherished the almost 60 years together with his late wife, Annabelle (Barbaro) Brooks. Oren was a quiet, good hearted gentleman that will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his brother-in-law, Cosmo “Gus” Barbaro and his wife, Charlotte, of Edinboro, Pa.; as well as several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. A service with the Rev. Louis Vasile will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded.