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Richard J. Brooks
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A mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale for Richard J. Brooks, 72, of Oakdale. He died Aug. 15, 2004.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Deegan Chapel in Escalon.

Interment will be at St. John's Catholic Church in Escalon.

Born March 24, 1932, Mr. Brooks was a native of Ripon and lived in Oakda le for 44 years. He was self-employed at Custom Harvest. He loved to work and build on his bus conversion. Mr. Brooks was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale.

Local survivors include his wife of 48 years, Beatrice Brooks of Oakdale; and daughters Denise Boyd and Valerie Rodgers, both of Ceres.

Remembrances may be sent to Community Hospice, 601 McHenry Ave., Suite C, Modesto, CA 95350; or to St. Mary's Catholic Church seniors and Friends Fund, 1225 Olive, Oakdale CA 95361.