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03/13/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Susan Garth Brookman

Susan Kay Garth Brookman
(27 Apr 1951 - 19 Mar 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1969

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   The sad news has returned today.
Susan Garth Brookman, Class of 1969, sister of Linda Garth Muse ('66) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, March 09, 2019 at the age of 67. Her father,   Eggie Garth, predeceased her on August 12, 2010.

From the Daily Press - 03/13/19:  

                  Susan Garth Brookman


NEWPORT NEWS - On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Susan Garth Brookman, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away at the age of 67.

Susan was born in 1951 and was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. She was the second daughter of Egbert T., Jr. and Vera Garth.

Susan graduated from Newport News High School in the class of 1969.

Early in life, she was a secretary at the Newport News Police Department, where she met a dashing young soldier stationed at Fort Eustis, who she later married


Susan was a teacher's aide at Trinity Lutheran School and later an administrative assistant for the lower school at Hampton Roads Academy.

Susan loved roses and grew many varieties in her yard. As a dedicated Duke basketball fan, she rarely missed a game. Everyone loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Egbert, Jr. and Vera Garth. Susan is survived by her husband; Michael and her two sons, Mark and Adam; and her sister, Linda Muse.

A visitation for friends will be held Thursday, March 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home with a funeral service on Saturday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park Mausoleum. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at  

Published in The Daily Press on March 13, 2019.

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March 13, 2019

I'm deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Aunt Susan! Sending love and hugs!

~ Tonya Brookman Terry, Michigan

March 13, 2019

My sympathy to the family.

Susan (and Linda) were my older play buddies in Stuart Gardens.

~ Ann Butts, Spring Lake, North Carolina


March 13, 2019

May you be strengthened by God's promise found at John 6:40, where he gives the hope of seeing Susan again. While you await the fulfillment of God's promise, may you find a measure of comfort in your cherished memories. My heartfelt condolences to your family for your loss.

~ Unsigned

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Susan's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Purple Heart image courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/04/04
Thanks, Joe!

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