His Life

Craig Brook December 14th 1955-January 25th 2021

Craig Brook, 65, passed away in his home on Monday, January 25th 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was born to George and Nancy Brook on December 14th 1955 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Brook (Tully) on September 10th 1983 in Darien, Connecticut. Craig was predeceased by his parents, George and Nancy Brook, his in-laws George & Noreen Tully and his three brother-in-laws Danny Tully, Richard Angeley and Richard Lasken. Survivors include his wife, Mary Brook, of NC, a daughter, Christine Eden (Jason), of NC, a son, Danny Brook, of NC, and one grandchild, Brooks Eden of NC. He leaves behind his four siblings siblings Steven Brook (Linda) of PA, Gary Brook (Joyce) of PA, Cindy Clements (Bob) of NJ, Holly Cotton of MD as well as his sister-in-law Terry Angeley of WA, sister-in-law Katie Lasken of FL, brother-in-law Michael Tully (Liz) of NC, brother-in-law George Tully (Susan) of MD, brother-in-law Jim Tully (Barbie) of CT, sister-in-law Margaret Tully (Danny) of CT, sister-in-law Noreen Tully (Mark) of Delaware as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and his loyal dog Zoey.

Craig never met a stranger and was always someone you could count on. He was kind and gentle with a great sense of humor. When his battle against cancer came near its end he would smile and say he wasn’t in pain because he couldn’t stand for anyone to worry about him. That was the kind of man he was...always looking out for others.

Craig loved his family more than anything, but the Pittsburgh Steelers were a close second. He went against the tide unless he was body surfing. He enjoyed a good philly cheesesteak as long as it was on a good roll, and perfected the art of making a delicious screwdriver (stirred with a finger). He was confident in always trying something new with a sense for adventure. Craig was always on the hunt for a good deal and never stopped finding toys and other knick knacks for kids and especially his grandson to enjoy. Craig was simply someone you would want everyone you know to meet.

He was smart and strong and always found a way around the impossible. In his final years he was running a booth at the NC flea market and was known for being the man with all the stories. But he also had a listening ear and a Bible to give away. He was tender hearted and always knew when someone else needed a helping hand. In the midst of a challenge he would tell his kids “one step at a time” and raised them with tenderness and pride.

The family requests that donations be made to Kairos Prison Ministry ( in his honor.