Rev. George P. Gallos, 80, Greek Orthodox...


Rev. George P. Gallos, 80, Greek Orthodox pastor

The Rev. George P. Gallos, pastor for more than a decade of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in St. Augustine, Fla. He was 80.

During his tenure at the church -- Maryland's first and largest Greek Orthodox parish -- from 1954 to 1965, Father Gallos created a comprehensive educational program from nursery school through 12th grade, an afternoon Greek school and an adult school for those of all faiths.

He also was credited with expanding the parish to 800 families before he left to take over a small parish in Weston, Mass.

Father Gallos also served as pastor of St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox parish in Annapolis from 1977 to 1986, when he retired and moved to St. Augustine. At his death, he was working part time as a priest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church there.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, the son of Greek immigrant parents, he earned his bachelor's degree from Macalester College in 1936; a diploma from the Greek Orthodox Seminary; his divinity degree from Hartford Theological School; and a master's degree in theology from Andover-Newton Theological School.

Father Gallos, who was ordained in 1942, also served parishes in New Britain, Conn., Rochester, N.Y., and Spartanburg, S.C..

A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated for Father Gallos at 10:30 a.m. today at the Cathedral of the Annunciation, at Maryland Avenue and Preston Street, followed by a funeral service at noon.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Anna Gerotheou; two sons, Stephen Gallos of Annapolis and John Gallos of Fort Smith, Ark.; a brother, John Gallos of Minneapolis; two sisters, Mary Gallos of Minneapolis and Penelope Poulos of South Bend, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Greek Cathedral of the Annunciation Hospice, 24 W. Preston St., Baltimore 21201; or the Orthodox Mission Center, P.O. Box 949, St. Augustine, Fla. 32085.

Louise T. Goldman, 75, House of Ruth volunteer

Louise Thanhouser Goldman, a longtime volunteer for the House of Ruth, died of cancer Saturday at her Brooklandville home. She was 75.

Born and raised in Baltimore, she graduated from the Park School in 1938 and attended Goucher College.

For the past 15 years, Mrs. Goldman volunteered for the organization that helps battered women. She led the formation of its advisory committee, worked on the hot line, coordinated volunteers and conducted fund raising.

Mrs. Goldman painted watercolor pictures of friends' homes, to raise money for the House of Ruth.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert M. Goldman; three daughters, Kay Halle of Provincetown, Mass., and Patricia Halle and Elizabeth Beckley, both of Baltimore; two sons, David H. Halle Jr. and Richard Goldman, both of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

Services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. today at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville.

The family suggested donations to the House of Ruth, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore 21218.

Ella M. P. Stovall, 62, school music teacher

Ella M. P. Stovall, who taught music in public schools in Baltimore for 34 years, died of cancer Friday at her Ashburton residence. She was 62.

Mrs. Stovall retired in 1992 from Carver High School, where she had headed the music department. Earlier assignments included Calverton Junior High and Walbrook and Douglass high schools.

The former Ella M. Pinnick was born and raised in East Baltimore, and was a 1951 graduate of Douglass. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1955 from what now is Morgan State University, and a master's degree from the University of Maryland in 1971.

Mrs. Stovall had served as organist and choir director of First Baptist Church, founded in 1835 and one of the oldest black Baptist congregations in the state.

She was a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Baltimore chapter of Business and Professional Women, the Maryland Retired Teachers Association and the Morgan State University President's Committee.

Services are planned for 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, 525 N. Caroline St., Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, the Rev. James H. Stovall Sr.; a son, James H. Stovall Jr. of New York City; a daughter, Donna P. Jeffress of Harrisburg, Pa.; two brothers, Robert Pinnick of Baltimore and Milton Pinnick of Sharon, Mass.; a sister, Barbara Bullock of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.

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