Evelyn G. Clopein, 75, store supervisorEvelyn Gertrude...

March 03, 1996

Evelyn G. Clopein, 75, store supervisor

Evelyn Gertrude Clopein, who in the 1960s, after her children were grown, was a department head at the G. C. Murphy store at Harundale Mall, died Feb. 25 of heart failure at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Severna Park resident was 75.

Born in Leonardtown, she and her 11 brothers and sisters were raised on the family tobacco farm. She left school in the ninth grade to work on the St. Mary's County farm and help support the family.

In 1938, she moved to Baltimore and worked at Becker's pretzel factory, where she met Anthony E. Clopein. They married in 1940, and he died in 1974.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday.

She is survived by a son, Anthony E. Clopein Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two daughters, Christine M. Wellford of Glen Burnie and Loretta A. Morris of Kent Island; three brothers, Joseph Owens of Baltimore, William Owens of Clinton and Julius Owens of Leonardtown; three sisters, Rosalie Russell of New York and Julia Bodine and Janice Cooper, both of Leonardtown; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Sister Yolande, 72, principal of 3 parish schools in Md.

Sister Yolande Marcotte, principal of Catholic schools in three Maryland parishes during the 1970s, died of an undetermined cause Wednesday in Fall River, Mass. She was 72.

She spent five years as the head of the school at St. William of York parish at 600 Cooks Lane in Baltimore, two years at St. John's parish in Frederick and three years at St. Patrick's parish in Havre de Grace.

At her death, Sister Yolande, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Union of the Sacred Heart, was assistant to the treasurer of the community she had joined in 1946, taking final vows in 1954. She also had taught in Alabama, North Carolina, New York and Rhode Island.

She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the old College of the Sacred Heart in Fall River, and a master's degree in theology from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vt.

Services were held yesterday in Fall River.

L She is survived by a sister, Lucille Lyons of Bedford, Mass.

Dr. David Rosenthal, 77, an expert on schizophrenia who worked for more than 25 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, died Monday in Rising Sun of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Rosenthal, a specialist in the role of genetics in schizophrenia, worked as a researcher at NIH from 1955 until his retirement in 1988. He discovered substantial evidence that the disorder can be genetically transmitted, but also stressed that heredity was not the only cause of schizophrenia.

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