Mary Lauren Schaub, 17, Mercy High junior Mary Lauren...

May 24, 2001

Mary Lauren Schaub, 17, Mercy High junior

Mary Lauren Schaub, a Mercy High School junior, died May 13 at Sinai Hospital of injuries she suffered that day when she was struck by a car while crossing Falls Road at the Village of Cross Keys in North Baltimore.

Miss Schaub was 17 and lived in Roland Park.

Born in Baltimore, she grew up in Parkville and Roland Park. She was a 1998 graduate of Immaculate Conception parochial school in Towson, where she received a Presidential Certificate of Merit for academic achievement.

At Mercy, she was a member of the Black Awareness Club and the Drama Club. She did the makeup of actors in school plays.

She studied music and played the drums. Family members said she aspired to play in a band.

Miss Schaub loved animals and kept a rabbit, a mouse, three cats and a dove at home.

At Mercy, she was on the track team, competing in cross-country and relay events.

She volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital and worked with day care children.

A Mass was offered Friday.

She is survived by her mother, Ruth "Bunny" Schaub, and stepfather, Eugene Shapiro; a brother, Joseph Shapiro, and sister, Stephanie Shapiro, all of Roland Park; two stepbrothers, Heath Shapiro of New York, N.Y., and Zachary Shapiro of Roland Park; and her grandfather, Richard Schaub of Greensboro, N.C.

Alma S. Emerson, 94, special education teacher

Alma Slaughter Emerson, a retired special education teacher in Talbot County and Baltimore, died of complications from a fall Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 94.

Since last year, Mrs. Emerson had been a resident of the College Manor retirement home in Lutherville. For the previous 14 years, she had lived with a daughter in Carney.

Mrs. Emerson began her career in 1927 in Talbot County, teaching at Wye Mills and Longwoods public schools. She left the profession in 1941 when she married and moved to Edmondson Village.

In the early 1960s, after her daughters had grown, she returned to teaching at St. Elizabeth's School and Rehabilitation Center on Argonne Drive and retired in the late 1960s.

Alma Slaughter was born in Longwoods and graduated from Easton High School in 1925. She was in the first graduating class at Salisbury State Normal School, now Salisbury State University, where she earned her teaching certificate in education in 1927.

She was an avid gardener and an accomplished seamstress.

For many years, Mrs. Emerson was an active member of St. Bernardine Roman Catholic Church in West Baltimore and St. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Easton.

Her husband, Robert E. Lee Emerson, a Baltimore police officer, died in 1967.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 103 Church Lane, Texas.

She is survived by two daughters, Lee Alma Quinn of Carney and Mary Lillian Emerson Richter of Catonsville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Claude D. Rosse, 56, advertising executive

Claude D. Rosse, an advertising executive, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack while on a weekend trip to Danville, Va. He was 56 and lived in Phoenix.

Known as Chip, he was owner and president of Rosse & Associates, an advertising, marketing and communications firm he founded in 1986. Its headquarters is in Sparks.

He had been a vice president and account supervisor for Rich- ardson, Myers & Donofrio, an ad agency, and Emery Advertising, both in Baltimore. He also had worked in Pittsburgh and St. Joseph, Mo.

Mr. Rosse also was marketing director for Atlantic International Corp., a local manufacturer of relocatable field housing for governmental agencies.

Born in Greenville, S.C., and raised in Philadelphia, he was a graduate of the University of Baltimore.

An outdoors enthusiast, he was a national board member of Ducks Unlimited. He also belonged to the Porsche Club of America, the Boumi Temple and the Scottish Rite Valley of Philadelphia.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his wife, the former Claire Berg; and a son, LC Rosse of Phoenix.

Barry J. Costello, 41, state computer analyst

Barry J. Costello, a state employee, died Monday of congestive heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 41.

He had been a computer analyst for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 17 years.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1978 graduate of Dulaney High School.

In 1982, he suffered multiple vertebrae fractures while diving into the Ocean City surf. The injury resulted in quadriplegia. After rehabilitation at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center near Staunton, Va., he took Johns Hopkins University-sponsored computer training classes at the Maryland Rehabilitation Center in Northwood.

In the 1990s, he was active with the Paralyzed Veterans Association.

In May 2000, the Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities named him Outstanding Marylander of the Year for his work with the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.

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