Daniel "Danny" Brookman Obituary

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Dan Brookman transitioned to his heavenly home surrounded by family after a short illness.

Dan, originally from Narrows, VA, graduated from the NNS Apprentice School in 1976 as a machinist.  He was a Master Shipbuilder with 43 years of service, most of those years spent at the Apprentice School dedicated to nurturing success for all apprentices.  Dan was a First UMC Fox Hill member, a Fox Hill Volunteer Fire Dept Lifetime Member, Waverly Hunt Club Member, Troop 84 BSA Assistant Scoutmaster, and commissioner, coach, and mentor for many others.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy; children, Katie (Brian), Lee (Gary), Donnie (Tyler); grandchildren, Adalynn and Elliott; his father, Donald (Pat); siblings, Dave (Susan), Amy (Tim), Joe, Scott (Teresa), Jimmy (Gail), Annette, Mike; with 18 nieces and nephews and 15 great-nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine.

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 19, 1 PM at First UMC Fox Hill, followed by a memorial service at 2 PM. The memorial service will be live-streamed at

Donations can be made to the Apprentice School Foundation at or 1st UMC Fox Hill.


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