Rev. D. Croghan, St. Paul's pastor since 1986, diesMasses...


April 03, 1992

Rev. D. Croghan, St. Paul's pastor since 1986, dies

Masses will be offered tonight and tomorrow for the Rev. Donald Croghan, pastor of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City, who died Wednesday of cancer at the rectory.

Father Croghan, 65, had led the Ellicott City parish since 1986.

Archbishop William H. Keeler will be the principal celebrant of the Mass at 7.30 p.m. today at St. Paul's, which is at 3755 St. Paul St. in Ellicott City. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk Drive and Chatham Road, also in Ellicott City.

Before being assigned to St. Paul's, Father Croghan was pastor for 13 years of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Thurmont, where he oversaw the building of a parish center.

Ordained in 1957, he served as an associate pastor at two churches in Baltimore, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Katharine of Siena. Other churches where he was on the staff are St. Joseph's in Fullerton and St. Louis in Clarksville.

The Baltimore native attended public elementary schools and St. Rose of Lima Parochial School before his graduation in 1945 from the Polytechnic Institute.

He served in the Army at the end of World War II and attended the University of Maryland for a year before beginning his studies for the priesthood at St. Charles College.

He completed his studies at St. Mary's Seminary on Paca Street and in Roland Park.

Father Croghan is survived by several cousins.

Morris Jeff Rockman

Pharmaceutical chemist

Services for Morris Jeff Rockman, a retired pharmaceutical chemist who had owned a hobby and picture framing shop in Washington, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mr. Rockman, 88, died yesterday of cancer at the Pikesville Nursing and Convalescent Center.

The resident of Pomona North in Pikesville retired about 18 years ago after many years with the National Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company in Baltimore.

From the mid-1940s until the late 1960s, he owned Kosto Hobbycrafts in the Georgetown section of Washington. He often framed photographs for John F. Kennedy, both as senator and as president.

A native of Russia, Mr. Rockman moved to Baltimore as a child with his family. He was a 1921 graduate of City College and a 1923 graduate of the pharmacy school at the University of Maryland. He also earned a master's degree in pharmaceutical chemistry there.

Until two years ago, he was active with the Maryland Mountain Club -- taking cross country hikes -- and as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

He was a charter member of Congregation Beth Am.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ceilia Novick; two sons, Saul Rockman of San Francisco and Jay Rockman of Cleveland; and four grandchildren.

Clarence E. German

Retired police officer

Services for Clarence E. German, who retired in 1968 as a Baltimore police lieutenant colonel and as head of the force's Criminal Investigation Division, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Colonel German, who was 85, died Tuesday at a hospital in Camp Hill, Pa., after a heart attack. He had lived in Mechanicsburg since 1979.

He was in charge of CID for two years. As a major, he had headed the internal investigation unit, the riot squad and the rackets division.

Born in Baltimore and a graduate of City College, he worked for a bank and for his father's construction business before joining the Police Department in 1932. He was assigned to the old Northeastern District for eight years and in 1940, as a sergeant, was transferred to the Northwestern District.

Three years later he was promoted to lieutenant. In 1953 he became the district captain at Northern. In 1958, as an acting inspector, he was put in charge of the scandal-torn rackets division. He was made a full inspector the next year.

Colonel German's first wife, the former Varnece Travers, died in 1982.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Fry; a sister, Gladys Shawker of Gaithersburg; a nephew, Alvin German Jr. of Columbia; and a niece, Norma Jordan of Arbutus. A memorial service for Wilson J. Carroll, who had been an investigator for Baltimore's Housing Authority for many years, will be held at 10 a.m. today at All-States Cremations in Golden, Colo.

Mr. Carroll, who moved from Hillendale to Denver two years ago, died Monday at a Denver nursing home after a stroke. He was 84.

The Baltimore native was educated at Calvert Hall College. He retired from the Housing Authority in 1968.

He is survived by his wife, the former Geraldine Bradford; a daughter, Joyce Hooker of Littleton, Colo.; and three grandchildren.


Joseph McNamara

SSA program analyst

Services for Joseph McNamara, a retired Social Security Administration employee who had also worked as a reservations clerk for an airline, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Howard H. Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. McNamara, who was 51, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Arbutus.

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