Kathleen Brooks – Dominion Post

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Dr. Kathleen Patricia Brooks (née Concannon), 85, died around midnight, May 21, 2022, at Mon Health Medical Center. She was born in San Jose, California, but had resided in the Morgantown area for 55 years, living in the Village at Heritage Point for three. Kathleen was a biochemist (Ph.D., UC Davis, 1967) and board-certified clinical chemist (trained at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, 1987). In addition to being a wife and mother, she was employed in various ways at West Virginia University and University Hospital during her working years.

Kathleen leaves behind a husband, James Brooks, and three siblings: Elizabeth Gross, Fran Stewart and Patrick Concannon. Her living children are Paul Brooks and Jeffrey Mierzejewska, while her son, David Brooks, predeceased her. Daughters-in-law include Kseniya (Christie) Mierzejewska and Ayumi Brooks. She leaves behind four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Kathleen was devout in her Catholic faith and was an Oblate in the Benedictine order. She was passionate about her scientific curiosity and enjoyed professional colloquia to stay current in her field. His hobbies included swimming, tennis, skiing, and enjoying the beautiful nature of West Virginia and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.


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