On September 07, 2007, BERT L. BROOKS, 35, died suddenly in an accident in Switzerland. Bert was the loving fiancM-CM-) of Michelle Carlstrom and the beloved son of Ozella Reppert of Essex, Maryland and Bobby Brooks of Davison, Michigan. Bert is also survived by many relatives in Maryland and Michigan. Bert and Michelle resided in Rockville, MD and planned to be married next month. Bert grew up on the Back River Peninsula and was a 1990 Graduate of Chesapeake High School. He operated his own renovation and construction business, Varekai, in Maryland. Bert sought to live his life in tune with nature and enjoyed many outdoor activities. He was an accomplished rock climber, skydiver, and BASE jumper. It was while participating in these sports he met his fiancM-CM-)e, Michelle. The couple traveled the world and shared many great adventures and accomplishments parachuting together. Bert will be greatly missed by his friends and family all over the world. A memorial service will be held 1PM, Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at Hereford Baptist Church in Hereford, MD. Contributions may be made out to the Bert Brooks Memorial Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 4283, Rockville, MD 20849.