Wayne Brooks Jr Death, Obituary, Funeral – On Friday, a burial ceremony will be conducted for Firefighter Wayne Brooks Jr., who his away while combating the enormous cargo ship fire that occurred in Port Newark the previous week. The Newark Fire Department has been called to the funeral of another member in the past two days. Another highly respected member of the community has left, making this the second day in a row that this has happened.
On Friday at 10 o’clock in the morning, the burial service for Brooks will get underway, and he will be laid to rest. On Thursday afternoon, his viewing was held within the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and his casket was brought inside by the pallbearers. It came after the burial of colleague Fire Captain Augusto Acabou, who had also perished in the cargo ship fire that had occurred the previous week.
Brooks served with the Newark Fire Department for a total of sixteen years. The 49-year-old firefighter’s nickname was “Bear,” as in Teddy bear, because he was a lovable person and “the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.” One of his fellow firefighters described him as well-rounded, while another described him as “a sweetheart, always smiling, would not pass you by without saying hello or giving you a handshake.”
He is regarded as a hero who had a strong commitment to serve his community and he leaves behind two children. “Brooks is one of those individuals that always looked out for the people he worked with. He was always looking out for their best interests. His enthusiasm for the work, as well as his fondness for the fire service and other related topics. According to his buddy Jonathan Detras, the individual “did whatever he could for the fire department.” It was one of those unfortunate situations in which he passed away while engaged in an activity that he enjoyed.
On Friday, the flags of the United States and the state of New Jersey are to be flown at half-staff per an order from Governor Phil Murphy.