Willie Robert Phillips, 54, retired recreation...

July 19, 1996

Willie Robert Phillips, 54, retired recreation director

Willie Robert Phillips, retired director of recreation at East Baltimore's Chick Webb Recreation Center and founder and commissioner of the Chick Webb Madison Square and Old Town football leagues, died July 12 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at Northwest Medical Center. The Woodlawn resident was 54.

Known as "Dickie," he was director of the recreation center from 1970 until he retired in 1989.

He was coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Youth Sports League and represented Maryland as a basketball coach at the United States Youth Games.

The Baltimore native was a 1960 graduate of Dunbar High School and a Vietnam War combat veteran, serving in the infantry from 1964 until his discharge in 1967 with the rank of private.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the auditorium at Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans St.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, the former Gail Bailey; three daughters, Terri, Wendi and Roni Phillips, all of Woodlawn; his mother, Grace Phillips, and a brother, Gregory Phillips, both of Kenbridge, Va.; and three sisters, Annie Phillips and Edna Mack, both of Baltimore and Sylvia Hamlin of Kenbridge.

Charles Havens, 92, athletic director, coach

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Chapel at Western Maryland College in Westminster for Charles Havens, 92, who was athletic director and football coach at the college for many years. He died May 12.

Michael S. Crouse, 41, plumber, baseball coach

Michael S. Crouse, a plumber, avid Orioles fan and Perry Hall Little League coach, died July 4 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of injuries he suffered in a fall at a construction site. He was 41 and lived in Essex.

A Mass of Christian burial for the Baltimore native, who graduated from Overlea High School in 1972, was offered July 10.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Mary Ohler; a daughter, Ann Marie Crouse of Essex; his parents, Ev and Eleanora Crouse of Timonium; two brothers, David Crouse of Rosedale and Paul Crouse of Perry Hall; his paternal grandmother, Edna Crouse of Overlea; and his maternal grandparents, Carlisle and Marie Hermanns of Hamilton.

Theodore F. Blair Sr., 78, Navy chief, electrical official

Theodore Findley Blair Sr. of Marydel, a retired Navy chief petty officer and electrical supervisor for Baltimore's Department Transit and Traffic, died of a blood infection July 10 at the Wesleyan Center. He was 78.

After he retired from the Navy in 1956, he was an electrical supervisor for the city Department of Transit and Traffic until 1980.

Services for the native of Sparta, Ill. were held Saturday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Louise Earnshaw, VTC whom he married in 1947; a son, Theodore F. Blair Jr. of Henderson ; and two brothers, Richard P. and Kenneth Blair, both of Tucson, Ariz. Another son, Robert A. Blair, died in 1976.

Eva Christina Henrickle, 93, Homemaker, gardener

Eva Christina D. Henrickle, a Baltimore native, homemaker and gardener, died July 11 in her sleep at Meridian Nursing Center Multi-Medical in Towson. She was 93 and lived in White Hall.

The former Eva C. Dolle, who was educated in Baltimore County schools, married Frank S. Henrickle in 1919. He died in 1986.

Services were held July 13. She is survived by two sons, George E. Henrickle of Rosedale and William Henrickle of San Diego; two daughters, Ada Campion of Baltimore and Marie Young of Muncy, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Everett G. Stook Jr., 45, business professor

Everett George Stook Jr., a business professor at Anne Arundel Community College, died of cancer July 8 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 45 and lived in Severna Park.

The native of Buffalo, N.Y., was a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant. He joined the college in 1983.

Services were held July 12. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, the former Bonnie M. Moe; his mother, Beatrice H. Stook of Raleigh, N.C.; and two sons, Everett G. Stook III of Lexington, Va. and Nicholas H. Stook of Severna Park.

Pub Date: 7/19/96

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