Adeline M. Roche, retired teacher, active in...


Adeline M. Roche, retired teacher, active in church

Adeline M. Roche, a former elementary school teacher who was active in church and women's groups, died of heart failure Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Services for Mrs. Roche, who was 92 and lived on East Northern Parkway, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the University Baptist Church, North Charles and 34th streets.

The former Adeline Melis was a native of Baltimore and a 1918 graduate of what now is Towson State University.

She taught at the Clifton School until her marriage in 1927.

Mrs. Roche also had been a Sunday school teacher, first at the Huntington Baptist Church and then at University Baptist Church, which honored her with a citation at her retirement in 1989.

She taught in summer Bible sachools and substituted for other Sunday school teachers. She also served as president of the Sunday School Association of Baltimore.

She founded and served as president of the Women's Mission Union, which eventually included members from both the Huntington and University Baptist churches.

She also sang in the choir at Huntington, where she started a Women's Glee Club.

A soprano soloist with the McDowell Chorus of the Woman's Club of Mount Washington, she also served as president of the club and entered flower arrangements in its garden club shows.

She and her late husband, George J. Roche, had traveled throughout the United States and Canada and to 12 countries in Europe. Mr. Roche, who owned Roche and Hull Inc., a refrigeration equipment company, died in 1978.

She is survived by a daughter, Melis R. Edel of Towson; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the University Baptist Church, the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation.

Salvador Rossello


Dr. Salvador Rossello, 73, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist, died of cancer Wednesday at his home on Dumont Road in Timonium.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Dr. Rossello retired eight years ago. He came to Baltimore in 1953 and served a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Lutheran Hospital, where he later was director of house staff training and chief of the medical staff.

In the late 1970s, he was president of the medical staff at Franklin Square Hospital Center.

He also served on the staffs at St. Agnes, South Baltimore General and Maryland General hospitals.

In addition, he was a founder of the Eastpoint Nursing Home and the Eastpoint Medical Center, a group practice that had a prepaid health plan similar to those of health maintenance organizations, before HMOs came to the Baltimore area.

Dr. Rossello was a member of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Society of Maryland, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland and the American Medical Association.

A former president of the Valley Crest Association, a community organization, he also was fond of sailing and belonged to the Baltimore Yacht Club.

Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, he was reared in Barcelona, Spain, and in New York City. Dr. Rossello was a graduate of the Augusta Military Academy in Staunton, Va., Columbia University and New York Medical College.

He served an internship at the Jersey City Medical Center. He served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II and the Korean War, reaching the rank of major.

Survivors include his wife, the former Esther Sevilla; a daughter, Sandra Rossello Allen of Essex; three sons, Patrick Michael Rossello of Baltimore, Randolph Joseph Rossello of White Marsh and William Craig Rossello of Alexandria, Va.; and five grandchildren.

Francis K. Hanlon

Benefits authorizer

Francis K. Hanlon, a retired benefits authorizer at Social Security headquarters, died Wednesday at a York, Pa., hospital of complications after surgery.

Services for Mr. Hanlon, who was 72 and had moved to Shrewsbury, Pa., from Parkville 20 years ago, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary in New Freedom, Pa.

He retired in 1985 after working for Social Security for 15 years. Earlier, he had been an estimator for the Weber Moving and Storage Co. Fromthe late 1940s until the late 1960s, he had been a trackless trolley driver and then a bus driver for the Baltimore Transit Co.

A former master of the Mount Nebo Lodge of the Masons, he was a member of the Charity Lodge. A former high priest of the Tuscan Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, he also belonged to other York Rite groups, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple, where he marched with the Harem Unit. He was also a member of the Legion of Honor and Knights of Mecca. In addition, he belonged to the Middle River Square Club and the Parkton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

The Baltimore native attended Loyola High School and served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II.

Mr. Hanlon was a former trustee of Grace United Methodist Church in Shrewsbury.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marie E. Martin; a daughter, Nancy Varelli of Forest Hill; a son, Kenneth M. Hanlon of Las Vegas; a brother, Robert Hanlon of Cincinnati; a sister, Mafalda Boehm, also of Cincinnati; and five grandchildren.

Joseph Clemons

Hochschild's retiree

Joseph Clemons, a retired shipping supervisor for a department store, died Tuesday after an apparent heart attack at his home on Gwynn Avenue.

Services for Mr. Clemons, who was 79, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Christ Edmondson United Methodist Church, 3600 Edmondson Ave.

Mr. Clemons retired 20 years ago after 25 years at the Hochschild's store at Edmondson Village. A native of Eastern, N.C., he had come to Baltimore in 1933.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Gholson; five daughters, Jolanda Clemens, Thelma Hunter, Sandra Younger, Laverne Hairston and Della Bolden; a son, Robert Clemons; a sister, Emma Best; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

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