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Raphael Rossetti

Country club manager

Services for Raphael Rossetti, former general manager of the TC Turf Valley Country Club in Ellicott City, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Lorraine Park Mausoleum Chapel, 5608 Dogwood Road.

Earlier today, at 9:30 a.m., a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Greenville, Del. Mr. Rossetti, 70, died Sunday of heart failure in a Wilmington, Del., hospital.

Known as Ray, he had been resident manager for the last 13 years at the Hercules Guest House in Wilmington.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School, and, in 1948, of the Johns Hopkins University. He served as an officer in the Army in World War II, retiring as a colonel in the reserves in 1982.

He worked for his father's company, Cigarette Service Inc., before taking the manager's position at Turf Valley, where he worked from 1958 to 1967.

He then managed country clubs in Harrisburg and York, Pa., before moving to Wilmington.

A former member of the national board of the Club Managers' Association, he was chairman of the spiritual aims committee of the Wilmington West Kiwanis Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Ocean City, the Delaware Sportsmen's Club, the Hercules Country Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Angela C. Giardina; a son, Raphael Gerard Rossetti of York; a daughter, Connie Rossetti Wolkowicz of Ronks, Pa.; a brother, Vincent F. Rossetti of Peachtree City, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary in Salisbury.

Douglas Lee Skinner

Logistics analyst

Services for Douglas Lee Skinner, a logistics analyst for Tracor Applied Sciences in St. Mary's County and a former resident of Severna Park, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

Mr. Skinner, 38, was killed Sunday as a passenger in a light plane that crashed at the Chesapeake Ranch Airport near Lusby.

He had lived at Lusby for about five months. For nearly three years before moving there, he had been assistant manager of a Roy Rogers Restaurant in Ellicott City.

As an Army major with 12 years of service, he was recalled for six months of duty at Fort Bragg last year during the Persian Gulf war.

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, he grew up in Severna Park. He was a graduate of the University of Baltimore and completed the ROTC program at Loyola College.

Mr. Skinner was employed for a short time by the Diamond Communications Co. in Garfield, N.J.

He was a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Elks Lodge in Severna Park and was treasurer of the Lusby Elementary School PTA.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kwi N. Kim; two daughters, Jennifer and Laurie Skinner, and a son, David Skinner, all of Lusby; his mother, Doris Williamson of Severna Park; a brother, Roger Skinner of Epping Forest; and a sister, Jean Russell of Ridgefield, Conn.

Peter A. Eisner

Real estate sales manager

Services for Peter A. Eisner, who retired about 10 years ago as sales manager for Richard Diener Realtors, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Sol Levinson & Sons Home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mr. Eisner, 70, died early yesterday of heart disease at his home on Bare Road in Baltimore County north of Mount Washington.

Other real estate firms with which he had been associated included Rosalie Switzenbaum Inc. He had been named to the Million Dollar Club of the Real Estate Board of Greater Baltimore.

Born and educated in Germany, he moved to Baltimore in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army in India during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Elaine Kellam; a son, Mark W. Eisner of Baltimore; a daughter, Barbara K. Eisner, also of Baltimore; and a brother, Henry W. Eisner of Pikesville.

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