William H. Brooks, 67, juvenile services supervisor

February 25, 2003

William H. Brooks, a retired juvenile services supervisor, died of complications from cancer Feb. 18 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Randallstown resident was 67.

Mr. Brooks retired in 1996 as a supervisor in the Department of Juvenile Services in Baltimore. He began his career in 1964 as a parole and probation officer, and later took a temporary assignment to head a state program to increase minority participation in the real estate industry, family members said.

Born in Baltimore and raised on West Lexington Street, he was a 1955 graduate of Douglass High School and earned a business administration degree from what is now Morgan State University. He also studied correctional counseling at Coppin State College, and received a certificate in criminal justice planning from the University of Wisconsin.

He was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and William F. Taylor Lodge No. 57 of the Masons.

He followed the Colts and Ravens and attended Orioles games, and taught himself to play the harmonica.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Epworth United Methodist Chapel, Liberty Road and St. Luke's Lane, where he was an usher and headed the administrative board.

Survivors include his wife of more than 40 years, the former Mamie Addison, a retired Social Security Administration management analyst; a son, Dorian Brooks of Atlanta; two daughters, Deborah Joyner of Pine Grove, Pa., and Donna R. Brooks of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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