Calvert C. McCabe Jr., 87, telephone company executive...

April 21, 2001

Calvert C. McCabe Jr., 87, telephone company executive

Calvert Cornelius McCabe Jr., a retired telephone company executive, died April 14 of heart failure at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson, where he had lived since 1994. He was 87.

The former Poplar Hill resident retired in 1975 as comptroller and chief financial officer of Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., where he had worked for 36 years.

A direct descendant of the Lords Baltimore -- his first name was a reference to the Calverts of Mount Airy -- he enjoyed genealogical research. He also could trace his lineage to Jonas Green, an 18th-century Annapolis printer.

Born in Govans and raised in Towson, he was a graduate of Marston's University School for Boys and the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in 1935 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

During World War II, he served in the Army Signal Corps in Europe. He was discharged with the rank of major.

He served on many boards, including those of American National Bank, Bon Secours Hospital, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Maryland Historical Society.

In the 1970s, he was appointed by Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer to the Commission for Historic and Architectural Preservation.

He enjoyed surf fishing, gardening and golf, and was a member of the Johns Hopkins, Gibson Island and Baltimore Country clubs. He donated his collection of wildfowl carvings to the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury.

In 1962, he married Grace Forbes Koppelman, who survives him.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St., where he was a member.

Mr. McCabe is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Sister Mary M. Tippett, 69, schoolteacher, principal

Sister Mary Mark Tippett, a former primary school educator and principal who was pastoral associate at St. Marys Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis, died Wednesday of cancer at the Maria Health Center at Villa Assumpta, her order's motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 69.

Since 1991, she had been pastoral associate at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

From 1978 to 1991, she was health minister, pastoral associate and high school religious coordinator at St. Mark's Roman Catholic in Fallston.

She had been elementary school principal at St. Joseph Passionate Monastery in Southwest Baltimore. She was active in the church's pastoral ministry from 1970 to 1978.

Born Ruth Marie Tippett in Catonsville, she was a 1949 graduate of Mount de Sales Academy of the Visitation. After graduation from high school, she worked as a secretary for General Acceptance Corp., a small loan business, and Fairview Savings & Loan Association.

In 1952, she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame and professed her vows in 1955. She earned a teaching certificate in 1957 and her bachelor's degree in education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1963. In 1973, she earned a master's degree in education from Loyola College.

She began her teaching career in 1956 at St. Mary's parochial school in Washington and later held teaching assignments in Annapolis and Baltimore.

She also ministered to inmates in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

Her hobbies included crocheting and reading.

A Mass of Resurrection was offered Thursday at Villa Assumpta.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis.

She is survived by her brother, Andrew P. Tippett of Linthicum; and several nieces and nephews.

E. Clayton Shelhoss, 79, McCormick & Co. executive

E. Clayton Shelhoss, a retired McCormick & Co. executive, died Monday of complications of leukemia at his home in Sea Island, Ga. He was 79 and also had a home in Lutherville.

Until his retirement in 1984, he was executive vice president of McCormick & Co., a post he had held since 1967. He joined the spice company in 1947 and had posts at McCormick's Schilling spice division in Salinas, Calif., and at its Club House Foods Ltd. in London, Ontario.

He became president of the Canadian subsidiary in 1965 and returned to Baltimore in 1966 as assistant to the president. In 1967, he was named corporate vice president and a member of the board of directors.

He had earlier worked for the General Electric Co. in Baltimore and for International Business Machines in Schenectady, N.Y.

Born in Roanoke, Va., and raised on Francis Street, he was a 1938 graduate of City College. He earned an associate of arts degree in accounting from the Baltimore College of Commerce. He became a certified public accountant in 1948.

During World War II, he served in the Navy as a pilot. He was stationed in the Philippines and flew over the China Sea. He was discharged as an ensign.

He had been a member of the Salvation Army's advisory board and was a member of the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce.

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