Frederick R. Brooks, 58, maintenance engineer

October 18, 2002

Frederick R. Brooks, a former City College football star and maintenance engineer, died of undetermined causes Oct. 11 at his West Baltimore apartment. He was 58.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, Mr. Brooks played center and nose guard at City and was captain of three unbeaten Black Knights teams before his graduation in 1962. He attended what is now Morgan State University.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1963 and served in combat in Vietnam. He was discharged in 1969.

Mr. Brooks was a Mass Transit Administration bus driver until the mid-1970s, when he became a steelworker for Bethlehem Steel Corp. at Sparrows Point. For the past 11 years, he had been a maintenance engineer for Manekin Corp.

Mr. Brooks' marriage to the former Bernadine Evans ended in divorce.

He was a member of Sharon Baptist Church, 1375 N. Stricker St., where services will be held at 10 a.m. today.

Survivors include a son, John E. Brooks of Baltimore; two daughters, Felicia R. Brooks of Baltimore and Brenda E. Brooks-Jones of Snow Hill; his father, Frederick H. Brooks of Baltimore; a brother, Marvin Brooks of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.

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