Carroll G. Scroggins, 63, school facilities manager

December 16, 2004

Carroll G. Scroggins, former manager of special services facilities for Baltimore public schools, died Saturday of a cardiac arrest at Sinai Hospital. The Forest Park resident was 63.

Mr. Scroggins was born in Baltimore, raised in Forest Park and graduated in 1959 from Douglass High School.

He worked as a waiter for several years at the Woodholme Country Club, Suburban Club and Summit Country Club before taking a job with city public schools as a custodian in the early 1960s.

Mr. Scroggins rose from custodian to manager of special services facilities. "He was in charge of all maintenance for city schools," said his elementary school sweetheart and wife of 44 years, the former Ernestine Hawkins.

Known as Curley, he enjoyed fishing, playing pinochle and tennis, and coaching softball.

"He also loved to sing Smokey Robinson songs," his wife said.

Known for his gregarious personality, Mr. Scroggins was a member of the Midtown Tennis Club, Gladiators, Whoopee Club, Lunch Bunch, Sipping and Slipping and the Knights of St. Peter Claver.

"He was known for his hearty laugh, warm smile, loving nature and readiness to party. And he was always the last to leave the party," said a sister, Carolyn Bell of Baltimore.

Mr. Scroggins was a communicant of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Poplar Grove and Prospect streets, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon today.

Survivors, in addition to his wife and sister, include a son, Glen A. Scroggins of Randallstown; a daughter, Carol A. Scroggins of Forest Park; two brothers, Marvell Scroggins of Montreal and Barry Scroggins of Baltimore; three other sisters, Rosemary Moore of Randallstown, Karolyn Banks and Tangie Goods, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

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