History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Brooks Funeral Home, Inc. has been serving the Fay-West area since the early 1850's with service exceeding all expectations for over 160 years of continuous service.

Henry Felgar began a preservation process in the 1850's and also began to manufacture coffins. His grandson Samuel Clymer Brooks began embalming, as we know it today. Shortly after this time, the son of Samuel Clymer Brooks, the late Clyde Beal Brooks, established one of the first funeral homes in the area located in the heart of the Indian Creek Valley.

Finding the need to expand the business, the firm opened a funeral home in Connellsville, which was run by Clyde B. Brooks and his daughter, Jeanne Brooks King.

In 1958 Samuel Clyde Brooks, son of the late Clyde B. Brooks, joined the firm. Today Samuel C. Brooks, serves as president of the corporation. Under the direction of Samuel C. Brooks, the business has grown into the modern-day funeral homes, as we know them.

In 1986 the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc expanded into Mt. Pleasant in order to provide complete funeral service for the people of Mt. Pleasant.


Our Valued Staff

Samuel C.  Brooks

Samuel C. Brooks, President / Owner

Samuel C. Brooks represents the 4th generation of the Brooks Family to serve the families of the Fay-West area. After graduating from Eckles College of Mortuary Science in 1949 he became a licensed funeral director in 1950. He then served two more years with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He is an active member of many civic and community organizations. Sam is married to Dolores "Sandy" Sandusky Brooks and is the father of nine children, 14 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.


David S.  Brooks

David S. Brooks, Funeral Director / Owner

David S. Brooks is part of the 5th generation of Brooks Family funeral directors. A resident and community leader in Mount Pleasant, he is married to Jan Czekaj Brooks and has three children, Stephen and his wife Allison, Abbey, and Bobby and two grandchildren, Brady and Callie. David is a graduate of Bethany College and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and is the supervisor of the Mount Pleasant Funeral Home location. He is available to serve the families of the Fay-West area from all of the Brooks Funeral Home locations.


Mark C .  Brooks

Mark C . Brooks, Funeral Director / Owner

Mark C. Brooks has been a licensed funeral director since 1983 when he received his degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Mark is also a graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia. He resides in Connellsville and is married to Carla O'Donnell Brooks. They have two children, Matthew and Jessica.


Amy Brooks  Hertznell

Amy Brooks Hertznell, Clerical Supervisor / Manager

Amy Brooks Hertznell is the Clerical Supervisor and Office Manager of the Brooks Funeral Homes. Amy is married to David Hertznell and resides in Connellsville.


Clarence  Swink

Clarence Swink

Clarence "Lefty" Swink, Jr. has been a member of the Brooks Funeral Home Staff since 1949. A graduate of Eckels School of Embalming, he continues to be an active member of the Brooks staff. He is married to Fran Swink and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.


Stephen D.  Brooks

Stephen D. Brooks, Funeral Director

Stephen David Brooks is part of the 6th generation of Brooks family funeral directors. Stephen is a graduate of Penn State University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He resides in Mount Pleasant and is married to Allison Scekeres Brooks. They have two children, Brady and Callie.