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Dennis Ray Brooks

April 15, 1948 ~ September 30, 2020

Dennis Ray Brooks, resident of Vero Beach, died on September 30th, 2020 at the age of 72.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Joye Carter Brooks; daughter Casey Pisarik ; son-in-law Lt. Col. Michael J. Pisarik; sister, Delores Schellenger, and grandchildren Makayla Pisarik; Matthew Pisarik; Anthony Pisarik; and Hannah Pisarik.

Dennis was born April 15, 1948 in Miami Florida. He was preceded in death by parents Clyde W. and Louise H. Brooks of N. Miami Beach Florida. After completing his military duties in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, when his passion for flying began, Dennis returned home to Florida. He graduated from Miami-Dade College and enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, graduating with honors. “Always an Eagle”

Dennis began his aviation career as an instructor in Miami and then, in Puerto Rico. Eventually, he returned to Florida where he joined the staff of Flight Safety International in Vero Beach. It was here while training pilots for Swiss Air Airline that he met the love of his life and best friend, Joye. On Valentine’s Day 1982 the two aviators were married in the F.S.I. hangar. They lived “happily ever after” for 38+ years. Through his 40+ years of teaching, and as a Gold Seal instructor, Dennis trained hundreds of pilots. By far, his most treasured title was “Papa” to his 4 grandchildren.

Dennis ultimately landed at USAir, now American Airlines, and after 34 years, retired in 2017 as Senior Airbus 330 Instructor. “A life well-lived, pilots well trained”  A memorial page is set up in his honor and can be found through Condolences may be offered through the memorial page.



Angie Duncan

October 7, 2020, 5:31 pm

Several ladies who are friends of Delores at our church, Spruce Pine NC First Baptist Church, have been praying for Dennis, Joye, and Family. We will continue to pray for Joye and family in the great loss of Dennis. Delores was always proud of her brother and so happy for Dennis & family to visit. May you all find God’s Comfort and Peace.
Angie Duncan

Linda Barrett / cousin

October 7, 2020, 10:31 pm

My condolences to you Dennise. Even though I met you when I was little, I have heard alot about you and Delores over the years. I can see you had a good life. Now you have your wings may you RIP.

Marsha Fromang

October 8, 2020, 10:00 pm

So, so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with the whole family!

Carol Joye

October 10, 2020, 12:58 pm

Casey, I am so so sorry for the loss of your father. Joye, I know you must feel overwhelmed with the loss of your husband. I cannot imagine the pain and emptiness both of you must be feeling. Dennis was a wonderful man…full of life and light. One of the last fondest memories I have of him, is when we saw you at Caseys in Black Mountain several years ago. He was on the sofa playing with the grandkids as they were crawling all over him! There were lots of giggling, squealing, and smiles!! I have so many memories of Dennis that I could mention, but what I remember most is the friendship, laughter, and love. He was a very special person in my life, and will remain in my heart forever. My thoughts and prayers remain with you. I love you both very much.

Ron LaMontagne

November 1, 2020, 3:57 pm

The ultimate professional.Always had time for you with a smile and a helping hand. RIP Dennis

Captain Jim Best, retired

November 1, 2020, 5:05 pm

I spent many hours in Dennis’s classes at U S Air/Airways.
In plain simple terms, he was a wonderful, caring instructor/person!!

Bill Gray

November 1, 2020, 6:09 pm

Dennis and I worked together in the USAir/US Airways/American Airlines Flight Training Department for 35 years. Dennis was one of the kindest human beings I’ve ever known. It was always a pleasure to team teach a class with him. Of course it was a bit challenging to stay on-time since he couldn’t let a student’s question go unanswered. He was a reliable member of our Senior Instructor group and he truly loved working with his fellow instructors and pilots. We shall fondly remember him and I am thankful to have known this very good man.

David Cottington

November 3, 2020, 1:24 am

I worked with Dennis at US Airways and American Airlines. He was a kind and always friendly. It was a pleasure to have worked with him. My condolences to his family.

Mike Fuller

July 14, 2023, 9:21 pm

I was online and searching for Dennis when I happened to stumble across this. I met him at Miami Dade Community College and had the pleasure of flying with him more than once. He was an exceptional person, a great pilot and a great friend as well and it was a real pleasure to know him. I’ll never forget him as long as I live. I’m so sorry for your loss and send along my condolences to the entire family.

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