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BROOKINS - Thomas William Sr. Of Buffalo, NY, died on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation. He was born January 7, 1948 in Buffalo, NY. He attended Lafayette High School in Buffalo, NY. In 1970 married Sandra Jean Janicki and together they had three children, Thomas William Brookins Jr., Tametha Ann (Brookins) Wentland and Amy Caroline Brookins. They divorced in 1990. Thomas is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kaitlin Octavia Wentland, Erin Mary Boyce, Sierra Rose Boyce, Lucas Emanuel Boyce, Aiden Thomas Bowers, Emma Lynn Gieseman and Takoda Ray Brookins. Thomas also had three great-grandchildren, Scott Michael Wentland, Octavia Farney and Duane Ralph Crawford Jr. Thomas was later remarried to Annemarie Rice in which they cared for several children as foster parents. They later divorced. Thomas was a member of the United States Navy for 17 years where he received commendations of: Humanitarian Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He later worked for HRB Singer as a Lead Signal Analyst. A service will be determined at a later date due to Thomas donating his remains to the University of Buffalo
for study.

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