G. Brook Dozier, a retired teacher who was active in community and church work and fraternal groups, died of heart failure Tuesday at the Seton Hill Manor Nursing Home.
Services for Mr. Dozier, who was 74 and lived on North Fulton Avenue, were conducted yesterday at Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Before his retirement about two years ago, he taught for 30 years, much of the time at the Harlem Park Middle School.
Born in Mullins, S.C., he was a graduate of Morris College in Sumpter, S.C., and earned a bachelor's degree at Temple University and a master's degree at what is now Morgan State University.
In World War II, he served as an Army master sergeant in the China-Burma-India theater.
In 1955, he organized the Willing Workers Organization, a block club in the Harlem Park Neighborhood Council, and served as block captain and adviser for the group, which won certificates in the Afro-American clean-block campaigns.
In 1984, a park between Edmondson Avenue and Franklin Street was named for him.
A member of Bethel A.M.E Church since the 1940s, the tenor sang with the gospel choir, which he served as president, and with the Harrison J. Bryant Brotherhood Choir, the John R. Bryant Inspirational Choir and the Mass Choir.
A graduate of the Masonic School of Instruction of the Hiram Grand Lodge Jurisdiction of Maryland, he was also a former master of the King Solomon Lodge and a member of the Royal Arch Masons, the Medina Temple and the 33rd degree.
He is survived by three brothers, Nathaniel Dozier of Mullins, Burnie Dozier of Baltimore and Harvey Dozier of New York City; two sisters, Jessie M. D. Kearson of Baltimore and Vivian Evans
of Raleigh, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.