Mr. Crooks enjoyed living on his 14-acre Breezy Meadows Farm where he raised Hereford cattle and liked to spend time with his family.
He was a collector of tractors and vintage one-cylinder gasoline engines that were called one-lungers and make a distinct “pop, woosh, woosh,woosh, pop” sound when in operation. The engines date to the early 20th century and were used by farmers to assist in chores that had previously been done manually.
Mr. Crooks was a lifetime member of the Maryland Steam Historical Society.
He was married for 50 years to the former Kathryn Louise Martin who died last year.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium. Social distancing will be observed and masks are optional, family members said.