M.R. Holbrook, 37, health care worker

April 20, 1999

Michael R. Holbrook, a health care worker, died Thursday of complications of AIDS at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 37 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.

Born in Cheverly, he attended public schools in Prince George's County and Houston and moved to Baltimore in 1982. He had worked at the Artisans, a Hamilton Street gift shop, and was an airlines baggage delivery clerk. He also sold real estate.

In 1988, he started working with elderly patients and patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. He provided home care in his Kenilworth Avenue home.

He was a volunteer at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore.

Funeral services for Mr. Holbrook will be at 3 p.m. today at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 130 E. Fort Ave.

He is survived by his parents, William F. Johnson and Sharonlee Johnson of Lanham; four brothers, William F. Johnson Jr. of Lanham, Kelly D. Johnson of Baltimore, Brian Johnson of Upper Marlboro and Frank A. Johnson of Landmark, Va.; three sisters, Lorie L. Johnson-Penn of Fort Washington, Kimberley Istvan of Landmark and Sharon Kay Edquist of Lanham; and a friend, Jim Becker of Baltimore.


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Pub Date: 4/20/99

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