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41590 Fenwick Street
P.O. Box 270
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (301) 475-8500
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Sanford Brooks

Sanford Erman "Dick" Brooks Jr.

Sunday, March 13th, 1927 - Friday, May 8th, 2020
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Sanford “Dick” Brooks, 93, of Leonardtown, MD passed away at St. Mary’s Hospice on May 8th, 2020, of natural causes. He was born on March 13, 1927, in Washington, D.C. and was the son of the late Sanford Erman Brooks, Sr. and the late Lilly Sparshott Brooks and brother of the late Erma Brooks Henry. Sanford is survived by his wife, Mary Newheiser Brooks; son, Sanford Erman Brooks, III (Joan) of Mechanicsville, MD; son, Patrick Cullen Brooks of Hollywood, MD; son, Frank Edward Brooks (Debbie) of Mechanicsville, MD; daughter, Anne Brooks Quinn (Daniel) of Silver Spring, MD; daughter, Claire Brooks (Kent Buckham) of Hughesville, MD; and daughter, Ellen Brooks Marra (Dennis) of Mechanicsville, MD. Fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren also survive him.

Sanford attended Woodrow Wilson High School, graduating in 1945. He then served in the U.S. Army in Europe for two years and received an honorable discharge in February 1947. He began working for Pepco in May 1948. On October 16, 1948, he married the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Newheiser, also of Washington, D.C. Together they had six children; first three boys, then three girls; and enjoyed over 71 years of marriage.

Initially, Sanford worked as an operator for Pepco at Benning Generating Station in Washington, D.C. In 1964, he was promoted to Shift Supervisor for the start up of the Chalk Point generating station in Aquasco, MD, and the family moved from College Park, MD, to Waldorf, MD. He was later promoted to Plant Manager and served at Buzzard Point, Chalk Point, and Morgantown generating stations. He retired in 1989 as Pepco’s Manager of Production Operations in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed his 41-year career with Pepco and often returned for annual staff picnics.

In 1995, Sanford and Mary moved to Leonardtown, MD, where they were both active in the Republican Party of Southern Maryland. In 2001, he received the Man of the Year award for his dedication to the organization. For many years, he served as Treasurer of the Knights of Columbus at St. Francis Xavier Parish. He continued to stay active in his community by cutting grass at St. Francis and often volunteered to help with church functions.

When he wasn’t working at Pepco, volunteering, or working in his yard, Sanford loved the water and enjoyed fishing, swimming, sailing, boating, and spending time with his many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

As an expression of sympathy, the family has designated Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown MD 20650 or the Alzheimer’s Association for memorial contributions.
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Ms Bea

Posted at 10:23am
Most sadden for your family’s loss. May your fond memorial make you smile. I hope you find much comfort in
Almighty God’s promise in Revelation 21:4

Claire Brooks Posted at 09:37pm

Thank you

Glenda Quade

Posted at 09:27am
I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Dick Brooks. May you find comfort in the best of memories. Hugs to you Claire...xoxo Glenda Pingleton Quade (SMA '79)

Claire Brooks Posted at 09:36pm

Thank you Glenda! We were lucky to have so many years to make memories. It’s hard to believe he’s gone and sad we can’t share those memories at a wake. Claire PS - I’d love to see you again. Hope all is well

cynthia herbert

Posted at 05:29pm
A picture of The Young Sanford Brooks in the Chalk Point Control Room, August. 1964 when he joined his PEPCO family.


Anne Quinn Posted at 08:52am

Thank you so much Cynthia! I will make sure my mom sees this! He did love his Pepco family!

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