On September 18, 2020, White-hall Volunteer Fire Company Second Assistant Chief, James P. Brooks,  began his exit of this life as dramatically as he had entered it 45 years before.

Jim lived his life on his own terms and was as stubborn as they came. He loved to be in charge and made that clear from the start when on July 1, 1975, he determined it was time to start his life and was born on the bathroom floor of a small apartment in Whitehall, to his parents, Maura A. Lafayette and James P. Brooks, Sr.

Friends and family paid their respects on September 25, 2020, at the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, followed by a Mass on  September 26 at Our Lady of Hope with the Rev. Rendell Torres officiating.

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