Sister M. C. VincentPsychology teacherSister Mary Claudine...

Sister M. C. Vincent

Psychology teacher


Sister Mary Claudine Vincent, a psychology teacher and staff member at the College of Notre Dame for 47 years, died Friday at the Villa Assumpta motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She was 91.

She retired from the college in 1984. She taught psychology there for 22 years, and had been personnel director for 17 years. She taught English at the Institute of Notre Dome for three years and at St. Mary's School in Annapolis for a decade.


Born and reared in Baltimore, Sister Claudine entered the School Sisters in 1921. She earned a bachelor's degree in English and French from the college and a master's degree in education and psychology from Seton Hall University.

"She was very fair and thorough in the classroom and especially interested in developing each student into their fullest potential," said Sister Caroleen Baummer.

Sister Claudine wrote of her experiences as a student at Corpus Christi School in Baltimore and her desire to become a nun in an autobiography for the convent saying, "From my first meeting with them, I longed to be of their number."

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today in the Chapel of Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.

She is survived by a nephew, William Vincent.

Memorial donations can be made to the School Sisters of Notre Dome, 6401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21212.

Alice B. Gallup

Black & Decker employee


Alice B. Gallup, who worked for Black & Decker Corp. for nearly five decades and helped in her family's water pump business, died of a heart attack Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital. She was 88.

For 48 years, she worked in the payroll office of Black & Decker, retiring in 1971. She was a receptionist for Bruce H. Gallup Inc. in Towson since then and helped answer phones until two days before her death. She was born Alice K. Brown on a farm in Jacksonville in Baltimore County and reared there. In 1939, she married Bruce H. Gallup Sr. She christened a World War II Liberty ship named for Capt. John Gallup, an ancestor of her husband who arrived in America in 1630.

Her husband died in 1956.

Mrs. Gallup's survivors include two sons, Bruce H. Gallup Jr. and George B. Gallup, both of Towson; a daughter, Margaret G. Litzinger of Littleton, Colo.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Donations may be made to Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson 21286, where she had been a member.


John E. Rossi

Draftsman, contractor

John E. Rossi, a mechanical draftsman and independent contractor who designed a major road in Towson, died of heart failure Thursday at his home in Essex. He was 48.

Mr. Rossi, born and reared in Towson, attended Towson Senior High School and served in the Navy for four years during the Vietnam War. Later, he earned a degree in mechanical design from Maryland Institute, College of Art.

In 1971, he designed the bypass that connects Loch Raven Boulevard and Goucher Boulevard behind the Loch Raven Plaza in northern Baltimore County. He also served as a consultant and designer for a number of area architectural firms.

Four years ago, Mr. Rossi formed a mechanical drafting firm, J.E.R. and Associates, based at his home in Lutherville. He moved to Essex nine months ago, but continued to work out of his Lutherville house.


Services will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd. in Towson. He will be interred at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.

Mr. Rossi is survived by a son, Mark Fell of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three brothers, Carl Rossi of Huntington Beach, Calif., Ray Rossi of Columbia, S.C., and Jim Rossi of Baltimore; three sisters, Jan Bowersox of Jarrettsville and Terri Antonelli and Bobbi Ackers, both of Baltimore; six nieces and two nephews.