William C. Vincent, 76

Attorney for city

June 05, 2007

William Carroll Vincent, a retired Baltimore City government attorney who worked in real estate issues, died in his sleep Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at his Lutherville home. He was 76.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and raised in Parkville, he was a 1949 graduate of Towson High School. His studies at Villanova University were interrupted by his service in the Army in Germany. He later returned to the school and earned a bachelor's degree in economics.

Mr. Vincent worked for the Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Co. and received a law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1959. He then worked for Baltimore City government in the real estate division for several years before becoming a Montgomery Ward real estate acquisitions attorney. After working at Parking Structures International for several years, he returned to the city government and retired in 1994.

He was a member of the St. Andrew's Society and the American Legion. He also enjoyed photography, ballroom dancing and performing in local theater.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, the former Donna Jean Secrest; two daughters, Eugenie Vincent of Mendocino, Calif., and Tamara Vincent Joyce of North Falmouth, Mass.; three stepsons, William Gosnell Jr. of Richmond, Va., and Daniel Gosnell and John Gosnell, both of Baltimore; two stepdaughters, Gloria Sanders of Ocean Pines and Catherine Gibbany of Cockeysville; two grandsons; 12 step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A marriage to Irene Hrdina ended in divorce.

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