Shirley Brooke

Obituary of Shirley Brooke

Shirley D. (Farman) Brooke, 84, of Norristown, PA passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Season’s Hospice – Phoenixville, PA.

Shirley was born March 29, 1932 in Niagara Falls, NY. She was the daughter of the late John L. Farman and Rose (Banyai) Farman.

Shirley graduated from Norristown High School in 1951. In the early 50’s she started the Schuylkill Valley Aquarium Society. She was truly an artist who painted, sketched, gardened, and even did cake decorating. She was also an avid reader and she loved tropical fish. Shirley loved her dog, Shadow and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandson.

She is survived by:

Two Daughters: Laurie Brooke Sacks and her husband, James – Birdsboro, PA

Shannon Brooke Conway and her husband, Michael – Collegeville, PA

One Brother: Lawrence L. Farman – Pottstown, PA

Grandchildren: Brittany Sacks; Braden Sacks and his wife, Nicole; Brandi George; and Joseph George

One Great Grandchild: Joseph H. George

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10:30 AM – 12 PM at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St. Pottstown, PA 1964. A Memorial Service will follow at 12 PM. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Montgomery County SPCA at or to Justice Rescue at Online condolences may be made to the family at