William L. Brooks Jr., 73, X-ray technician...

July 03, 1998

William L. Brooks Jr., 73, X-ray technician, veteran

William Leroy Brooks Jr., a retired X-ray technician and Korean War veteran, died of a stroke Tuesday at Mariner Health Care Center in Laurel. He was 73.

The 40-year Greenbelt resident retired in 1987 from a Prince George's County hospital.

He was born in Lochearn and was educated in Baltimore County public schools. He was an Army X-ray technician in Korea during the Korean War.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Haight Funeral Home and Chapel, 6416 Route 32, Sykesville.

Mr. Brooks, who never married, is survived by four cousins, George Stewart of Rockdale, June C. Allen of Eldersburg, Nancy Frenkil of Reisterstown and Janice Russell of Florida.

Norma W. Hoskins, 67, production manager

Norma W. Hoskins, a retired production manager for a Baltimore clothing manufacturer, died Saturday of complications of a stroke at her Churchville home. She was 67.

Mrs. Hoskins was a production control manager at Genesco's Govans plant for 15 years and retired in 1984. Earlier, she was a payroll clerk for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co.

The former Norma White was born in Grasonville and reared in West Baltimore. She graduated from Western High School in 1950, and the next year married Mathias D. Hoskins Jr.

She enjoyed gardening, bowling, sewing and boating.

Services were held Wednesday.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Robert D. Hoskins of Chase and Wendell R. Hoskins of Delta, Pa.; a daughter, Christine E. Jackson of Bel Air; a brother, Jack C. White of Towson; and seven grandchildren.

Rufus A. Washington, 81, Social Security employee

Rufus A. Washington, a retired Social Security Administration employee, died of cancer Mondayat home in Catonsville. He was 81.

Mr. Washington, who lived most of his life in a house on Winters Lane, graduated from Douglass High School in Baltimore in 1936 and worked as a chauffeur until he entered the Army in 1942 during World War II. He was discharged in 1945 and joined SSA in Woodlawn as an analyst. He retired in 1981.

He was a lifelong member and trustee of Grace AME Church, 67 Winters Lane in Catonsville, where services are scheduled for 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday.

He married the former Arey Jenson in 1952; she died in 1968. He is survived by a daughter, Denise Washington of Catonsville.

Pub Date: 7/03/98

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