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Sister Mary Rosalie, 96; worked at orphanages

Sister Mary Rosalie Roth, S.S.N.D., who worked at orphanages for more than 60 years, died of a heart attack Tuesday at the Maria Health Center at Villa Assumpta, motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Towson. She was 96.

Sister Rosalie wrote of her lifelong work, "My one and only aim was to care for God's little orphans."

"She was a very quiet and unassuming individual who loved working with children," said Sister Caroleen Baummer, S.S.N.D., administrator of pastoral services at Villa Assumpta.

Born Hiltrudis Roth in Philadelphia, Sister Rosalie was educated at St. Vincent parochial school there and, after working in a factory for several years, entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1920.

She professed her vows in 1923 and began working with orphans at St. Joseph Orphanage in Rochester, N.Y. She also worked at orphanages in Newark, N.J., St. Anthony's Home for Boys in Baltimore and St. Vincent Orphanage in Philadelphia.

She retired to Villa Assumpta in 1989.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Villa Asumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.

She is survived by a sister, Anna Sullivan of Holland, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

Jerome E. Kiesewetter, 53, park service administrator

Jerome E. Kiesewetter, former National Park Service administrator and real estate salesman, died Tuesday of cancer at home in Ocean Pines. He was 53.

At the time of his death, he was a salesman with Moore, Warfield & Glick Realtors in Ocean Pines.

He joined the National Park Service at Fort McHenry in 1963, was assigned to Assateague Island National Seashore in 1970 and retired in 1988.

The Waverly native was a graduate of City College high school.

He was a communicant of St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today.

Mr. Kiesewetter married Mary C. Morris in 1969; she survives him.

Other survivors include a son, Jerome E. Kiesewetter Jr., and a daughter, Dawn Ciurca, both of Ocean Pines; two brothers, Francis Kiesewetter and Kenneth Kiesewetter, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Isadore Jack Parks, 90, owner of two drugstores

Isadore Jack Parks, who had owned two drugstores and worked in advertising, died of cancer Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 90 and a longtime Pikesville resident.

Mr. Parks managed drugstores for the Read Drug and Chemical Co. from 1931 to 1944. In 1944, he opened a drugstore next to the famed Nate's & Leon's, a delicatessen at North and Linden avenues, and another pharmacy on Pennsylvania Avenue.

He sold the two Parks Drugs in the mid-1950s.

From 1958 until 1978 when he retired, he was controller of Leon Golnick Advertising Co. in Baltimore.

He had been president of the Baltimore Retail Druggists Association and director of the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce from 1978 to 1984. He had been a member of the Baltimore City Commission on Aging.

The East Baltimore native graduated from Forest Park High School and from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1930.

He was a former member of the Bonnie View Country Club.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Selda Miller; a son, Martin L. Parks of Timonium; a daughter, Judith Kramer of Philadelphia; four grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

Victor Romagna, 80, Hall of Fame yachtsman

A memorial service for Victor Romagna, yachtsman and Annapolis resident who died June 12 at age 80, will be held at 10 a.m. July 10 at St. Stephen Episcopal Church in Port Washington, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville 21108; or the Herreshoff Marine Museum, America's Cup Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 450, Bristol, R.I. 02809.

Pub Date: 6/19/98

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