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Mary Lauren Schaub, 17, Mercy High juniorMary...


Mary Lauren Schaub, 17, Mercy High junior

Mary Lauren Schaub, a Mercy High School junior, died May 13 at Sinai Hospital of injuries she suffered that day when she was struck by a car while crossing Falls Road at the Village of Cross Keys in North Baltimore.

Miss Schaub was 17 and lived in Roland Park.

Born in Baltimore, she grew up in Parkville and Roland Park. She was a 1998 graduate of Immaculate Conception parochial school in Towson, where she received a Presidential Certificate of Merit for academic achievement.

At Mercy, she was a member of the Black Awareness Club and the Drama Club. She did the makeup of actors in school plays.

She studied music and played the drums. Family members said she aspired to play in a band.

Miss Schaub loved animals and kept a rabbit, a mouse, three cats and a dove at home.

At Mercy, she was on the track team, competing in cross-country and relay events.

She volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital and worked with day care children.

A Mass was offered Friday.

She is survived by her mother, Ruth "Bunny" Schaub, and stepfather, Eugene Shapiro; a brother, Joseph Shapiro, and sister, Stephanie Shapiro, all of Roland Park; two stepbrothers, Heath Shapiro of New York, N.Y., and Zachary Shapiro of Roland Park; and her grandfather, Richard Schaub of Greensboro, N.C.

Alma S. Emerson, 94, special education teacher

Alma Slaughter Emerson, a retired special education teacher in Talbot County and Baltimore, died of complications from a fall Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 94.

Since last year, Mrs. Emerson had been a resident of the College Manor retirement home in Lutherville. For the previous 14 years, she had lived with a daughter in Carney.

Mrs. Emerson began her career in 1927 in Talbot County, teaching at Wye Mills and Longwoods public schools. She left the profession in 1941 when she married and moved to Edmondson Village.

In the early 1960s, after her daughters had grown, she returned to teaching at St. Elizabeth's School and Rehabilitation Center on Argonne Drive and retired in the late 1960s.

Alma Slaughter was born in Longwoods and graduated from Easton High School in 1925. She was in the first graduating class at Salisbury State Normal School, now Salisbury State University, where she earned her teaching certificate in education in 1927.

She was an avid gardener and an accomplished seamstress.

For many years, Mrs. Emerson was an active member of St. Bernardine Roman Catholic Church in West Baltimore and St. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Easton.

Her husband, Robert E. Lee Emerson, a Baltimore police officer, died in 1967.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 103 Church Lane, Texas.

She is survived by two daughters, Lee Alma Quinn of Carney and Mary Lillian Emerson Richter of Catonsville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Claude D. Rosse, 56, advertising executive

Claude D. Rosse, an advertising executive, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack while on a weekend trip to Danville, Va. He was 56 and lived in Phoenix.

Known as Chip, he was owner and president of Rosse & Associates, an advertising, marketing and communications firm he founded in 1986. Its headquarters is in Sparks.

He had been a vice president and account supervisor for Rich- ardson, Myers & Donofrio, an ad agency, and Emery Advertising, both in Baltimore. He also had worked in Pittsburgh and St. Joseph, Mo.

Mr. Rosse also was marketing director for Atlantic International Corp., a local manufacturer of relocatable field housing for governmental agencies.

Born in Greenville, S.C., and raised in Philadelphia, he was a graduate of the University of Baltimore.

An outdoors enthusiast, he was a national board member of Ducks Unlimited. He also belonged to the Porsche Club of America, the Boumi Temple and the Scottish Rite Valley of Philadelphia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his wife, the former Claire Berg; and a son, LC Rosse of Phoenix.

Barry J. Costello, 41, state computer analyst

Barry J. Costello, a state employee, died Monday of congestive heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 41.

He had been a computer analyst for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 17 years.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1978 graduate of Dulaney High School.

In 1982, he suffered multiple vertebrae fractures while diving into the Ocean City surf. The injury resulted in quadriplegia. After rehabilitation at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center near Staunton, Va., he took Johns Hopkins University-sponsored computer training classes at the Maryland Rehabilitation Center in Northwood.

In the 1990s, he was active with the Paralyzed Veterans Association.

In May 2000, the Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities named him Outstanding Marylander of the Year for his work with the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.

He was also a fan of auto racing and followed the career of Dale Earnhardt.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Costello will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Texas, where he was a member.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Susan Costello of Timonium; a brother, Rick Costello of Baldwin; two sisters, Maureen Clifton of Towson and Jan Thommen of Timonium; two nieces; and four nephews.

Cecelia Wilmer, 62, church volunteer

Cecelia Wilmer, a homemaker and church volunteer, died Friday of congestive heart failure at her Essex home. She was 62.

Born Cecelia Miller in Baltimore and reared in Northeast Baltimore, she attended local public schools.

In the 1970s, she married Brian Wilmer, a Department of Public Works employee. He survives her.

She was a member of Mars Baptist Church on Old Eastern Avenue, where she volunteered at church functions.

She enjoyed animals and raised German shepherd dogs.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road.

She also is survived by a son, Willie McAvoy of Baltimore; and three brothers, George Miller of Bel Air, Ronald Miller of Rosedale and Dennis Miller of Baltimore.


Whitman Mayo, 70, who played Grady Wilson on the 1970s television series "Sanford and Son," died Tuesday in Atlanta.

Mr. Mayo, who has taught drama at Clark Atlanta University since 1996, recently was the host of Turner South's original weekly series "Liars & Legends."

He will forever be remembered as the sidekick of junk dealer Fred Sanford, played by Redd Foxx. The Grady character became so popular that in 1975 NBC briefly aired Mayo's own show, "Grady."

After "Sanford and Son," Mr. Mayo appeared in such television shows as "Diff'rent Strokes," "In the Heat of the Night" and "ER." His movie credits include "Of Mice and Men," "The Main Event" and "Boyz N the Hood."

He spent seven years as a counselor for delinquent boys before pursuing his acting career.

Frank G. Slaughter, 93, novelist and physician whose best-selling books often drew upon his medical knowledge, died May 17 in Jacksonville, Fla.

While working as a physician, he published 62 books that sold 60 million copies, from 1941's "That None Shall Die" to "No Greater Love," which was published in 1985.

Several of his novels became films, including "The Warrior," made into the 1953 Rock Hudson film "Seminole"; "Sangaree," made into the 1953 film of that name starring Fernando Lamas; and "Doctors' Wives," made into the 1971 film starring Dyan Cannon and Gene Hackman.

He began writing in 1935 while a physician at Riverside Hospital in Jacksonville, paying off a $60 typewriter at $5 a month. He rewrote the manuscript of "That None Should Die," a semi-autobiographical story of a young doctor, six times before publisher Doubleday accepted it.

Levi Ben-Avishai Ben-Pinhas, 82, the high priest of the tiny biblical Samaritan community, died yesterday on Mount Gerizim, West Bank.

The Samaritans number only about 650 people. About half of them live on Mount Gerizim overlooking the Palestinian city of Nablus, and the rest live in the Israeli town of Holon, near Tel Aviv.

The Samaritans broke away from mainstream Judaism 2,800 years ago. They are best known through the biblical parable of the good Samaritan who helped an injured stranger.

Philip Buchen, 85, who served as White House counsel for former President Gerald R. Ford and helped him with his pardon of Richard M. Nixon, died Monday of pneumonia at his Washington home.

Mr. Buchen, a longtime law partner of Mr. Ford's, also served as a trusted aide on Mr. Ford's vice presidential staff. One of Mr. Ford's first actions after he succeeded Mr. Nixon as president was to appoint Mr. Buchen as counsel and elevate the position to Cabinet level.

Mr. Buchen delivered to Mr. Ford an influential memo written by a Nixon aide that argued strongly in favor of granting Mr. Nixon clemency. He also did the legal footwork to determine whether Mr. Nixon could be pardoned and outlined the language of the pardon.

Mr. Buchen set up a law firm with Mr. Ford in Grand Rapids, Mich., which was dissolved when Mr. Ford went to fight in World War II. They again worked together at a law firm in the 1960s while Mr. Ford was a Michigan congressman.

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