In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Leanne Mazade of Houston; two brothers, C. Albert Ruppersberger of Riderwood and G. Alvey Ruppersberger of Myersville; a sister, Ellen Silvers of Washington; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Rose Jackson Gallop
Rose Jackson Gallop, 65, a retired principal in the Baltimore public schools, died Wednesday at her home on Simmonds Avenue of complications of a stroke.
She retired in 1988 as principal of Arlington Elementary School after about 30 years in the school system. She had previous assignments at Spring Hill, Liberty, Elmer A. Henderson and Bentalou elementaries.
The former Rose Jackson was a native of Clover, S.C., and a graduate of Claflin College in Orangeburg, S.C, and Coppin State College. She earned a master's degree from Loyola College.
At St. Cecelia's Roman Catholic Church, she had been president of the Parish Council, and was a member of the Omni Choir, the Ladies of Charity and the Ladies Guild.
She was Eastern regional parliamentarian for the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa and twice had headed the local Gamma Chapter of the honorary educational organization. She was honorary worthy matron of the Electa Chapter of the Myra Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m today at St. Cecelia's, Windsor Avenue and Hilton Street, Baltimore.
She is survived by her husband, Elvin Gallop; two daughters, Valencia McLeod of Baltimore and Kimberly McLeod of Rockville; two brothers, the Rev. Stellie J. Jackson of Clover and the Rev. John L. Jackson of Charlotte, N.C.; and three sisters, Mildred Sadler of Gastonia, N.C., Cynthia Hicks of Anderson, S.C., and Sarah McKinney of North Hills, Pa.
Calvin B. Quill
Retired federal worker
Calvin B. Quill, a retired electrician for the federal government, died Monday of kidney failure at North Arundel Hospital.
The 67-year-old Southwest Baltimore resident retired in 1982 after 33 years as an electrician with the General Services Administration.
He was the founder and current president of the St. Joseph's Improvement Association and was a campaigner for projects and improvements in the community, including the drug treatment program at the old St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery. He helped establish a counseling program for youths at the old School 91 and to have the Sarah M. Roche Elementary School named for the woman who became ill before she could take her post as its first principal. He was active in youth programs at Roche Elementary and at Southwestern High School.
The Baltimore native served in the Army in World War II and earned the Purple Heart and other decorations while serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a charter member of the Thomas McLloyd Memorial Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery Church in Baltimore.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former Helen Hawkins; two sons, Rodney and Calvin Quill Jr. of Baltimore; three brothers, Ellis A. Boston of Ellicott City and Richard JTC Crowe-Chapell and Dennis Crowe of Baltimore; and a sister, Juanita Brown of Baltimore.
John F. Driscoll Jr.
AP photo transmitter
John F. Driscoll Jr., 68, a retired Associated Press photo transmitter, died Monday of cancer at the University of Maryland Cancer Center.
He started in AP's Washington Bureau as a wire photo operator in 1941 after working briefly as a copy person for The Sun when the newspaper's offices were in the Sun Square building at Baltimore and Charles streets.
He transmitted photos from such events as Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's funeral in 1968, the Watergate hearings in 1973 and the Democratic and Republican national conventions for many years. He retired in 1990.
The Northeast Baltimore native was a 1939 graduate of St. Andrew's parochial school and attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute until 1941. He was a paratrooper in the 81st Airborne Division from 1952 to 1954 at Fort Bragg, N.C.
"He jumped out of planes but wouldn't climb a ladder," his sister, Joan Stephenson, remembered.
He was a member of the Overlea-Perry Hall American Legion Post No. 130 and the Friendly Sons of Ireland.
"He always said he was a 100 percent Irishman," his sister said. "He even lived on Shamrock Avenue."
He married Clara E. Edmonds in 1952. She died in 1990.
Services were yesterday at Baltimore's Schimunek Funeral Home.
In addition to his sister, he is survived by two sons, Thomas P. Driscoll and David A. Driscoll; a daughter, Teresa L. Eckels; and two grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.
Gordon Saunders Jr.
Retired sergeant major
Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gordon L. Saunders Jr., who was a Baltimore County police officer briefly, died Monday at a hospital in Laurel of complications to a stroke.
The 72-year-old Baltimore native retired from the Army in 1972 and raised horses and cattle on a farm in Unity, Miss. He was visiting a son in Bowie when he became ill.