Douglas Adam Brookes

CANTON — Douglas Adam Brookes, 40, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly at his home, on Feb. 16, 2019 with his loving wife by his side. He was born on May 13, 1978 in Fort Hood, Texas to Richard Brookes and Patricia Bell.

Doug grew up and spent most of his life in East Liverpool, Ohio and graduated in 1996 from East Liverpool High School and was 4th in his class. After high school, Doug attended Kent State University where he received his bachelor degree and graduated with honors.

Upon moving to the area, he started working at Timken Steel in 2013 and currently worked as their Senior Analyst in the IT department.

In his spare time, he enjoyed playing video games and computer games with his step-sons Ryan, Dillon and Spencer. They all loved spending that time together and Doug treated them as his own sons.

He also had a love for music, playing the guitar and was even in a band at one point of his life.

His greatest passion in life was his wife, Janell whom he married on July 22, 2017 on the sandy beach of Nags Head, N.C. Doug and Janell spent most of their time together as any loving couple does. They even had the chance to go on their first cruise together in 2016.

He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Janell; mother Patricia (Robert) Pickering; father Richard Brookes; sons Ryan Glover, Dillon Glover and Spencer Marker; sister Sarah Brookes and brother Justin Brookes; father-in-law and mother-in-law Jim (Joann) Brown.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with Fr. Weikart officiating. Calling hours will also be held at the funeral home prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.