Saturday, January 21, 2006

Morris M. PallozziLawyer, Executive

Morris M. Pallozzi, 66, a lawyer and senior executive with the National Marine Fisheries Service, died of a pulmonary aneurysm Jan. 5 at Howard County General Hospital. He lived in Ellicott City.

He was director of the office of enforcement at the Marine Fisheries Service from 1974 until he retired from government service in 1994.

Mr. Pallozzi was born in Paterson, N.J., and graduated from Seton Hall University. He received a law degree from the University of Maryland in 1963. He later studied law at George Washington University and completed a master's degree in public administration from American University in 1982.

He worked during the 1960s and early 1970s as a lawyer in the Treasury's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and then in the Customs Service.

After leaving the Marine Fisheries Service, he went into private practice and in 1998 became president and chief operating officer of Dynasurf Corp., a cleaning and maintenance product manufacturer in Baltimore. He returned to private practice in 2000.

He was a former president of the Rotary Club of Ellicott City and district governor for the 58 Rotary clubs in central Maryland and the District. Mr. Pallozzi was also chairman of the board of what is now the Community College of Baltimore County.

He was a member of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Foard Peterson Pallozzi of Ellicott City; four children, Julia Pallozzi-Ruhm of Ellicott City, William Morris Pallozzi of Elkridge, Robert Roy Pallozzi of Delray Beach, Fla., and Jennie Marie Pallozzi of Washington; and four grandchildren.

Robert G. DunphySenate Sergeant at Arms

Robert G. Dunphy, 85, the former U.S. Senate sergeant at arms who helped to professionalize the police force on Capitol Hill during his tenure from 1966 to 1972, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 10 at his home in Tallahassee.

As the Senate sergeant at arms, Mr. Dunphy was responsible for a wide range of administrative duties, including oversight of the Senate police.

With the rise of urban violence and mass protests against the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Mr. Dunphy sought to increase the security of the Capitol grounds by professionalizing the ranks of a police force that had been part of the patronage system.

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