C. Brewster Rhoads Jr., 84, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, a retired Bell Telephone executive and craftsman, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Springhouse Estates in Lower Gwynedd.

Mr. Rhoads graduated from William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces in Europe.

After his discharge, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He then joined Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania, where he worked in operations management and public relations. In 1972, he became a lobbyist for Bell of Pennsylvania and tried to persuade Washington legislators to preserve the Bell system's monopoly on the U.S. telephone market. He retired in 1979.

Mr. Rhoads served on the boards of several organizations, including the Boy Scouts, the United Way of Philadelphia, and Abington Memorial Hospital.