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Brooke Chantel Preston

September 1, 1995 — March 25, 2017

The world became a lot less bright when Brooke Chantel Preston also known as “Cook,” “Cookie,” “Brooklyn” and her personal favorite “Little Princess,” age 21, of Wyalusing, PA tragically passed away at the hands of another, on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in West Palm Beach, FL.


          We are certain our beautiful girl sprinted the 50-yard dash to heaven while wearing high-heels, a sparkling tiara and flaunting her infectious smile. She may even have been driving a skid steer or an excavator! Brooke was a spitfire who brought joy into everyone’s life that she touched. She lived life in the moment, grabbed every opportunity that came her way and made the most of it.


Brooke was born in Sayre, PA on September 1, 1995, the youngest daughter of John Edward Preston and Nancy Slabicki. She graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 2013. She also obtained an Associate’s degree in Business Management from the State College of Florida and was excited about starting her new position as a Radiographer for NVI, LLC in Buffalo, NY where she resided with the love of her life, Bryan Brown. Brooke had many goals and dreams and she was determined to earn her Bachelor’s degree. She believed that nothing was too hard or too big to overcome. She was driven, motivated and inspired to succeed. Her first tattoo read “The sky is the limit.”


          Mere words cannot capture the spirit of our vivacious, fun-loving, spunky girl. She touched the lives of everyone she met. Her heart was huge and overflowed with kindness. She put her own dreams on hold to take care of her grandfather, Martin “Kenny” Slabicki, during his final days. Brooke loved spending time with her family and friends, the beach, road trips, reading, Penguin games, gymnastics and everything that sparkled. 


          We need people like her in our lives to remind us that we cannot live in the past or in the future, but in the moment to make the best of what we have.




John Preston & “Miss Jackie” Vanderpool     of      Wyalusing, PA

And her children: Vanessa, Dutch, Audy, Ava, and Lydia



Nancy Slabicki & Rich LaFrance                               Wyalusing, PA


Two sisters and a brother-in-law:

Jessica & Ronald Kipp                             of                Wyalusing, PA

And his children: Taelyr and Daegan                                                             

Jordan Preston & Marco Martin                                West Palm Beach, FL



Marie “Linda” Slabicki                                               Harrisburg, PA




Aunts and uncles:

Shirley Bristol                                                              Troy, PA

Donna & Ronnie Cole                                                 Wyalusing, PA

Pat & Burt Neuber                                                       Wyalusing, PA

Mary & Glenn Beckley                                               Wyalusing, PA

Nancy Preston                                                              Herrickville, PA

Sharon & James Ambush                                            Mt. Holly Springs, PA

Maureen & Jim Stanton                                              Lenoxville, PA

Janette Slabicki                                                            Harrisburg, PA

Lynn & Ken Benka-Davies                                         Harrisburg, PA


She is also survived by the extended LaFrance family and a special pet, Bob the dog and also by several cousins and countless friends.


She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Herbert & Doris Neiley Preston, her maternal grandfather, Martin “Kenneth” Slabicki, and her uncles, Roy Preston and Mike Bristol.


          Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Heather M. Baker-McAllister officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in the Camptown Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Ron Kipp, Matthew Ferris, Rich LaFrance, Wayne Felter Jr., Hudson Ellis, Micah Dietz, Bryan Brown, & Austen McGee. 

          Friends and family may call on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and again from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home.


          A Candlelight Vigil will be held on Saturday evening, April 1, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Wyalusing Valley High School.  Everyone is encouraged to come and share stories and memories to show support for Brooke and her loving family.


          Memorial contributions may be made to the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848. These were both near and dear to Brooke’s heart because of the wonderful care they gave to her grandfathers, the late Herb Preston and Kenny Slabicki.


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Friday, March 31, 2017

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

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