Jane F. Rochfort, a retired business skills teacher, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Monday at Oak Crest Village, where she had moved in 2003 after living for more than 40 years in Stoneleigh. She was 80.
Born Jane Frances Tibbels in Baltimore and raised near Lake Montebello, she was a 1941 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame and attended the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
She taught shorthand and typing at Strayer Business College in downtown Baltimore and went on to teach typing and computer skills at Mercy High School and Notre Dame Preparatory School. She retired about 1990, but continued to teach adult education courses for the Baltimore County Department of Education for several years.
Mrs. Rochfort was a fan of the stage. In the 1960s, she performed with the Valley Players and appeared in The King and I on an outdoor stage at Timonium Race Course.
She attended Broadway plays and enjoyed classic movies, particularly those of Cary Grant. She followed the Orioles, and favored third-baseman Brooks Robinson - often timing trips to Memorial Stadium to include a meal afterward with him and other players at the old Gorsuch House in Waverly.
Mrs. Rochfort also appeared in fashion shows staged by Mr. Robinson's wife, Connie Robinson, in the 1960s.
Her husband of 40 years, Albert T. Rochfort Sr., an advertising executive, died in 1988.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, where she was a member.
Survivors include three sons, A. Thomas Rochfort Jr. of Parkville, Richard W. Rochfort of Baltimore and Stephen D. Rochfort of Cub Hill; a daughter, Melanie Jane Kordish of Anneslie; a sister, Virginia Flannery of Tampa, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.