Charles W. BrooksFormer car dealerA memorial service for...


August 13, 1991

Charles W. Brooks

Former car dealer

A memorial service for Charles W. Brooks Sr., a former car dealer, will be at 11 a.m. today at Hunt's Memorial United Methodist Church, 1909 Old Court Road, Riderwood.

Mr. Brooks, who was 79 and a longtime resident of Towson, died Friday at the Long Green Nursing Center of heart failure.

He was president and owner of the Charlie Brooks Chevrolet Oldsmobile in Martinsburg, W.Va., from 1954 to 1961. He was an administrative manager for Western Electric Co. in Martinsburg for five years before retiring in 1979, the same year he moved to Baltimore.

Born in Richmond, Va., Mr. Brooks attended Richmond public schools and was a member of the Shriners and Masonic Lodge in Richmond.

He wrote a book of poetry, "Rhymes of a Southerner," published in 1938 in Richmond. At Hunt's Memorial United Methodist Church, he founded the Senior Huntsmen organization for older church members.

He is survived by his wife, the former Frances J. Jones; three sons, Charles W. Jr. of Potomac, Christopher W. of Durham, England, and Robert J. of Fredericksburg, Va.; a sister, Rosie Mae Cook of Laurens, S.C.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family suggests that contributions be made to the Hunt's Memorial United Methodist Church, 1909 Old Court Road, Riderwood 21204.

George M. Hallock

Fleet manager, athlete

Services for George M. Hallock, a retired fleet manager for International Harvester Co. and a former Baltimore resident, were held Sunday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Hershey, Pa.

Mr. Hallock died Friday of respiratory failure at the Renova

Special Care Center in Hershey. He was 75.

Born in New York City, Mr. Hallock lived in the Rodgers Forge and Lutherville areas over a period of 30 years between transfers to Pennsylvania. After leaving the Baltimore area for good, he lived in Hershey.

He was a manager of fleet accounts and assistant district manager with International Harvester in Hunt Valley and Hershey. He retired in 1978.

Mr. Hallock earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Rutgers University, where he was an All-American lacrosse player and received a four-year scholar- ship.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Mary Kendall; a daughter, Leila Kendall Jones of Richmond, Va.; three sons, George W. Hallock of Ripley, Tenn., Christopher Q. Hallock of Peoria, Ill., and Dr. Richard H. Hallock of Hummelstown, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.

John M. Scordo

Musician; airport worker

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for John M. Scordo, an airport worker and musician, Thursday at 10 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, 5010 Bowleys Lane. Services will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 3331 Brehms Lane.

Mr. Scordo, who was 85, died of congestive heart failure while vacationing in Delaware.

TC The Baltimore native went to city schools and worked at Friendship Airport, now the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, until his retirement about 20 years ago.

For 50 years, he was known around Baltimore as an alto saxophonist and clarinet player.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Scordo; two daughters, Margaret Thompson of Horsham, Pa., and Rosalie Blair of Lawrence, Ga.; four sons, John Scordo of Bethany Beach, Del., and Donald Scordo, Jerry Scordo and Terrance Scordo, all of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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