Santi Vincent Lusco, 96, pharmacist, sports fan Santi...

January 19, 2001

Santi Vincent Lusco, 96, pharmacist, sports fan

Santi Vincent Lusco, a retired pharmacist, died Wednesday of heart failure at his Hamilton home. He was 96.

He operated Lusco's Pharmacy on Edgewood Road in Forest Park before he became staff pharmacist at Seton Psychiatric Institute. He retired about 25 years ago.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Park Heights, he graduated from City College and, in 1935, from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He was on the wrestling team while in college.

FOR THE RECORD - Helen F. Knipp: The address for the memorial service for Helen F. Knipp was incorrectly stated in Friday's edition of The Sun.
The service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Edenwald retirement community, 800 Southerly Road, Towson. The Sun regrets the error.

A former president of the Maryland Retired Pharmacists Association, he was a sports fan and amateur cabinetmaker.

In 1941, he married Rosemarie Chiofalo, who survives him.

A Mass of the Resurrection for Mr. Lusco will be celebrated at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 6806 McClean Blvd., where he was a member.

He is also survived by a son, Charles Lusco of Baltimore; four daughters, Roseanna Walsh of Baltimore, Mary Spahn of Towson, Joan Gugerty of Baldwin and Linda Finkelstein of Owings Mills; three sisters, Rose Grill of Taneytown, Margaret Tamburo of Timonium and Sister Rosemarie Lusco of Woodbrook; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arch Parsons, 75, editor and reporter for The Sun

Arch Parsons, a retired journalist who worked at several newspapers, including The Sun, died Sunday of complications from cardiovascular disease and kidney failure at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Montgomery County. He was 75 and lived in Rockville.

Mr. Parsons joined The Sun in 1983 and worked as a copy editor. He was named minority affairs correspondent in the paper's Washington bureau in 1987. He retired in 1992.

He began his newspaper career at the Herald Tribune in New York in 1949. He also worked at the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Star .

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter appointed him public affairs assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Born in New York City, Mr. Parsons received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Michigan in 1947.

A recovering alcoholic, he was active with Alcoholics Anonymous.

An early first marriage ended in divorce. He then wed Margaret Cunningham; she died in 1977. In 1986, he married Sandra Roberts, who survives him.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville.

He is also survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Ross Parsons, and a stepson, Adam R. Petrillo, both of Rockville.

Patrick Joseph Kelly, 87, personnel manager

A memorial Mass for Patrick Joseph Kelly, a former Irvington resident, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery Roman Catholic Church, Old Frederick Road and Monastery Avenue.

Mr. Kelly died Dec. 26 of a blood pressure-related ailment in Santa Ana, Calif., where he had been living for about two years. He was 87.

He had been personnel manager for the Federal Tin Co. in South Baltimore and Lutheran Hospital and had operated the bookstore at Mount St. Joseph High School.

He was active in alumni affairs at Mount St. Joseph and served on various committees at St. Joseph's Monastery Church.

Mr. Kelly was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, and, in 1929, immigrated with his family to Queens, N.Y., then to Baltimore. He graduated from Mount St. Joseph in 1931 and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. John's College in Brooklyn, N.Y.

In 1940, he married Ann Elizabeth Lydon. She died in 1983.

He is survived by three sons, Francis J. Kelly of Adelphi, Patrick J. Kelly of Lutherville and Thomas E. Kelly of Santa Ana; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Dang of Santa Ana; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

William Marston Hogue, 77, Tome School leader

William Marston Hogue, former headmaster of the Tome School and later executive director of the Jacob Tome Institute, died Saturday at Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center of injuries he suffered last month when he was struck by an automobile. He was 77.

The Washington resident, educator and author served as headmaster of the Tome School in Cecil County from 1962 to 1979. That year, he was named executive director of the Jacob Tome Institute, the philanthropic foundation that owns and operates the school. He was president of the institute's board from 1992 to 1994 and was interim headmaster from 1989 to 1990.

Born and raised in Washington, Mr. Hogue earned bachelor's and master's degrees in church history from George Washington University, and a doctorate in theology from the Catholic University of America.

He was the author of "The Jacob Tome Institute and its School," which was published in 1994 on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the school. At his death, he had left a completed manuscript, "The Episcopal Church and the Temperance Movement."

He was also an avid church history researcher and wrote many monographs that were published in scholarly journals.

Services are private.

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