Barbara J. Vincent, postal worker

December 25, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Barbara J. Vincent, a postal worker who enjoyed cooking, died Friday of cancer at a sister's Pikesville home. She was 62.

Ms. Vincent was born in Baltimore and raised in Somerset Homes in East Baltimore. She was a 1964 graduate of St. Frances Academy and studied at the Community College of Baltimore City.

Since 1968, Ms. Vincent had worked at the main U.S. Post Office on East Fayette Street, where she was a registered mail clerk.

Ms. Vincent, who had lived in Windsor Hills, enjoyed cooking for family and friends.

"She was known for her macaroni and cheese," said a sister, Mildred Yarborough of Pikesville. "She could do anything with chicken but make it cluck."

Ms. Vincent was a longtime communicant of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church.

"She was a volunteer cook at her church's soup kitchen. She didn't make sandwiches. She liked making good meals for the needy," Mrs. Yarborough said.

Ms. Vincent enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and working on her home computer.

"She said she was sad before she died because she'd be unable to teach her grandchildren how to cook," her sister said.

No services will be held at Ms. Vincent's request, her sister said.

Also surviving are a son, Mark Vincent of Columbia; a brother, Melvin Vincent of Baltimore; two other sisters, Theresa Vincent of Pikesville and Elaine Witcher of Frederickburg, Va.; and three grandchildren.

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