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

Our History

Our family has been providing the people of the Indian Creek Valley and the Laurel Highlands with funeral needs since the 1860’s. Throughout the years funeral service has changed and the Brooks Funeral Home has changed with the times. We remain dedicated to the families we have served and will remain dedicated to the families we serve in the future.

Our Valued Staff

  • Mark C .  Brooks

    Mark C . Brooks, Licensed Supervisor

    Mark C. “Red” Brooks is a 5th generation funeral director and has been working in the funeral business for 36 years. He is a graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia with a Bachelors of Education Degree. He also graduated, with honors, from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1984. Mark is also a licensed Insurance Agent in the state of Pennsylvania. He is married to Carla O’Donnell Brooks, who also works at the firm, and has 2 children, Matthew A. Brooks, also a Licensed Funeral Director at the firm, and Jessica Brooks of Pittsburgh.

  • Matthew A. Brooks

    Matthew A. Brooks, Licensed Funeral Director

    Matthew A. Brooks is a 6th generation Funeral Director. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Business and Marketing. He is also a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2012 and has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 2015. He is also a Licensed Notary Public in Pennsylvania. Matthew works at the firm along with his father Mark and mother Carla. He also has a sister Jessica Brooks of Pittsburgh.

  • Carla J.  Brooks

    Carla J. Brooks, Clerical Administrator

    Carla J. O’Donnell Brooks is a graduate of St. Francis Hospital, School of Respiratory Therapy in Pittsburgh. She formerly worked as a Respiratory Therapist at Uniontown Hospital for 34 years. She is now working with the family business, along with her husband Mark and son Matthew. She also has a daughter Jessica Brooks of Pittsburgh.