Tony Q. Mobley, 76, Bethlehem Steel bricklayer


Tony Q. Mobley, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. bricklayer, died Oct. 13 of emphysema at Millennium of Franklin Square. He was 76 and a 50-year resident of North Milton Avenue in East Baltimore.

He lined the walls of blast furnaces at the steelmaker's Sparrows Point plant for 37 years and retired in 1987.

The native of Chester, S.C., moved to Baltimore as a youth and left school after the eighth grade to help support his family.

"He loved to read and largely was a self-educated man," said his daughter, Antoinette Mobley of Baltimore.

Mr. Mobley enjoyed baseball and was a member of Pleasant Zion Baptist Church on North Point Boulevard.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today at Betts Funeral Home, 1129 N. Caroline St.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by a son, Anthony Mobley of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

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