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Leon Brooks

January 23, 1934 October 4, 2018
Leon Brooks
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Obituary for Leon Brooks

Leon Brooks, age 84, of Union Bridge, died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, after a short illness. Born January 23, 1934 in Carroll County, he was the son of the late Fred L. Brooks Sr. and Anna Lucille Millberry Brooks.
Leon graduated from Robert Moton High School in 1952. He then attended and graduated from Bowie State Teachers College in 1958 with a degree in engineering. After college he served in the U.S. Army from 1958 through 1960.

In earlier years he was employed at the Brethren Service Center and 3M Fabrication. He then went to work at Random House in Westminster as an engineer and retired in 1996.
He enjoyed all sports, especially baseball and attending various sporting events for family and friends, listening to blues and jazz, and always read the newspaper, Afro-American paper and Jet magazines. He was the assistant manager of the Robert Moton basketball team in 1952. He was involved with “The Blazers” (a local softball team) and managed “Gerald and the Groovers”. He was an avid artist who did many drawings for family and friends. He also did logos for automobiles for people in the community.

Surviving is sister, Dorothy I. “Muddy” Brown of New Windsor and he was the father figure to numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by brothers, Fred L. Brooks Jr. and Charles E. Brooks.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 11, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge, followed by interment in Mt. Joy Cemetery, Uniontown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 10.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “tribute wall” at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

10

Oct

6:00 PM 10/10/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hartzler Funeral Home-Union Bridge

6 E. Broadway
Union Bridge, MD 21791

Hartzler Funeral Home-Union Bridge
6 E. Broadway Union Bridge 21791 MD
United States

Service

Thursday

11

Oct

11:00 AM 10/11/2018 11:00:00 AM - 11:55 AM 10/11/2018 11:55:00 AM
Hartzler Funeral Home-Union Bridge

6 E. Broadway
Union Bridge, MD 21791

Hartzler Funeral Home-Union Bridge
6 E. Broadway Union Bridge 21791 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mount Joy Cemetery Final Resting Place

Uniontown, MD

Uniontown MD
US
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