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May 17, 1999

Vincent A. Donofrio, 63, financial company founder

Vincent A. Donofrio, founder and former president of a Towson financial services company, died Wednesday of lung cancer at home in Hanover, Pa. He was 63.

Mr. Donofrio established Fineserve Ltd. in 1988, a financial, banking and insurance services company that is now owned by Lloyd's of London. He was president of the company until he retired last year.

Earlier, he had worked for Loyola Federal Credit Union and had been a vice president of First National Bank of Maryland.

He was born and raised in Loch Raven, and earned a degree in finance from then-Towson State College in 1987.

He also had served in the Maryland National Guard.

His marriage to the former Sheila Kelly ended in divorce.

A memorial service was held Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of six years, the former Susan Crawford; a son, Vincent A. D'Onofrio of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two daughters, Beth D'Onofrio of Fort Collins, Colo., and Barbara D'Onofrio of Ithaca, N.Y.; his mother, Josephine Z. D'Onofrio of Baltimore; two brothers, Kenneth D'Onofrio of Baltimore and Michael D'Onofrio of Blue Bell, Pa.; a sister, JoAnn Lagace of Stewartstown, Pa.; and a grandson.

Thomas E. Hitselberger, 60, financial consultant

Thomas E. Hitselberger, a financial consultant with a fondness for Notre Dame football and his navy blue Porsche, died Saturday of cancer. He was 60 and lived in Timonium.

Born in Baltimore and raised in the Arbutus area, Mr. Hitselberger had been managing director of Professional Consulting Associates in Timonium since 1987.

He taught at Maryland Bankers School and previously at the Johns Hopkins University and at Loyola College.

After graduating from Loyola College in 1960, he joined the Army, attaining the rank of first lieutenant and serving as an aide to a commanding general while stationed in Indiana.

He earned a master's degree from George Washington University in 1965 and began a long career in banking and financial consulting.

A funeral Mass for Mr. Hitselberger will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1809 Vista Lane, Timonium.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Elizabeth Grogg; a son, Thomas E. Hitselberger Jr. of Sparks; and a daughter, Kimberly E. Hitselberger Fernandez of Bethesda.

Pub Date: 5/17/99

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