James L. Roche III, 76, attorney for housing agency...

March 03, 2000

James L. Roche III, 76, attorney for housing agency

James Lawrence Roche III, a retired city government attorney, died Feb. 25 of cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Hamilton resident was 76.

He retired in 1976 from the Baltimore City Housing Authority's Relocation Division, where he worked for 26 years. He also maintained a private practice.

Born in Northeast Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College, Baltimore College of Commerce and the Mount Vernon School of Law. In 1978, he received a doctor of laws degree from the University of Baltimore.

During World War II, he was a radio operator with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific.

He was a golfer and past president of the Arnamar Sportsmen's Club. He was a member of American Legion Post 183 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6506.

He was a communicant of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Hamilton.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday.

Mr. Roche is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Margaret H. Settan; two sons, James L. Roche IV of Cub Hill and Michael S. Roche of Perry Hall; a daughter, Margaret M. Smith of Carney; a sister, Mary Joan Trageser of Parkville; and seven grandchildren.

Harriet K. Greif, 73, author and college educator

Harriet K. Greif, a former educator, died Tuesday of cardiovascular disease at Sinai Hospital. She was 73.

A resident of the Warrington Condominiums in Guilford, Mrs. Greif was on the faculty of Loyola College in the early 1960s.

She was the author of "Historia de Nacimientos: The Poetry of Emilio Prados," published in 1980. The book was republished last year in a Spanish translation.

She had been a longtime member of the Alumni Council of the Johns Hopkins University and had served on the board of the Public Works Museum in Baltimore.

The former Harriet Krakow, who was born in Washington, D.C., earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1948, and a master's degree in liberal arts and doctorate in romance languages from the Johns Hopkins University.

She was a member of Temple Oheb Shalom.

Services were held yesterday.

Mrs. Greif is survived by her husband, David L. Greif II, whom she married in 1953; a son, Anthony D. Greif of Boulder, Colo.; a daughter, Lisa Greif Kravet of Melville, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

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