Ellen G. Rosier, 49, an English teacher at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, died of cancer May 3 at her home in Columbia. She had lived in suburban Maryland for 27 years.

She began her teaching career in the Washington area in 1965, at Crossland High School in Prince George's County. She taught there a year and resumed her teaching at Key Junior High School in Montgomery County in 1976. She later taught at Banneker Junior High School and Lee Middle School before transferring to Paint Branch in 1989. At that school, she was the yearbook adviser.

Mrs. Rosier was a native of Natick, Mass., and a graduate of Boston College.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Ronald Rosier of Columbia; three children, Jeanne Smith of Dallas, Michelle Sisto of Monte Carlo and Ronald Rosier of McLean; her mother, Alice Gordon of Natick; three sisters, Martha Guillette of Attleboro, Mass., Mary Mello of Northfield, Mass., and Ann Walsh of Northborough, Mass.; two brothers, Bruce Gordon of Maynard, Mass., and Brenton Gordon of Raleigh, N.C.; and a grandson.



Lawrence Lyndon Cope, 74, a retired publications and advertising consultant, died of cardiac arrest May 16 at Suburban Hospital. A resident of the Washington area for 35 years, he lived in Bethesda.

He retired about two years after a decade as president and founder of the Newington Group, a consulting company. Earlier, he was promotion and distribution manager with the Bureau of National Affairs, editor of Eye Physician, a journal for opticians, and development manager of the American Chemical Society.

Mr. Cope was a native of New York and a graduate of Florida Southern College. He did graduate work in journalism at Northwestern University. He served in the Navy, based in Aruba, during World War II.

Before moving to the Washington area, he was advertising manager of the Greenwich Time newspaper in Connecticut, sales promotion manager of the National Circulating Co. in New York, field editor for H.L. Peace Publications in New Orleans and promotion manager at Simmons-Boardman Publishing in Bristol, Conn.

He received an award from the Postal Customer Council. He was a member of the American Medical Writers Association, Direct Mail and Marketing Association, Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington, Mail Marketing Club of Washington, National Press Club and Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda.

His wife, Dorothea Cope, died in 1988. Survivors include two children, Patricia S. Tackett of Vienna and Laurence B. Cope of Oakton; and three granddaughters.



Clayton Norris, 71, a retired vice president for Africa and the Middle East of the Export-Import Bank, died May 14 at a hospital in Houston after cancer surgery. A resident of Middleburg, he was in Houston for medical treatment.

Mr. Norris, who was born in Washington, was a graduate of Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.

From 1946 to 1971, he worked in a variety of banking and financial organizations. He became president of Federal Services Finance Corp., which financed auto loans for military personnel, then became an executive vice president of ISC Industries when Federal Services was merged into it. In 1971, he joined the Export-Import Bank and worked there until retiring in 1990.

He had been a member of the University Club in Washington and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity.

His marriage to Margaret Norris ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey, of Middleburg; three children from his first marriage, Elisabeth Sanders of Danville, N.H., Anne N. Kast of Warwick, Bermuda, and James Norris of Alexandria; a sister, Kathleen Pope of Bethesda; and a grandchild.



Lewe B. Martin, 68, a Washington lawyer who specialized in corporate matters and tariffs, died of cancer May 16 at the Washington Home.

Mr. Martin, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Dothan, Ala. He moved to the Washington area as a child and graduated from Wilson High School. During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers in the South Pacific. He was a graduate of Washington and Lee University and its law school.

He had been a senior partner in the Washington law firms of Pope, Ballard and Loos; and Holland & Knight. For the last three years he had practiced independently.

He had been chairman of the advisory council of Greater Washington Educational Television Inc. and a member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Metropolitan Club and Columbia Country Club. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Temple Noyes-Cathedral Lodge and the Royal Order of Jesters.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Barbara Cooke Martin of Bethesda; three children, Dwight Richard Martin of Potomac, Philip Reynolds Martin of Greensboro, N.C., and Robin Martin Fowler of Baltimore; his mother, Sally Towles Martin of Greensboro; and six grandchildren.


Catholic Priest

The Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Leonard, 63, former associate general secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, died May 15 after a heart attack at the rectory of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Springfield, Pa., where he had been pastor since October.

Msgr. Leonard was born in Philadelphia. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pa. He was a parish priest and teacher at Catholic high schools in the Philadelphia area before his assignment in Washington in 1963 as assistant director of the youth department at the National Catholic Welfare Conference. In 1967, he was appointed director of that office.

He was appointed associate secretary of the U.S. Catholic Conference department of education in 1975 and associate general secretary of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1978. He served in that capacity until 1982 when he returned to Philadelphia as pastor of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Later he was regional vicar and secretary for Catholic Education in Montgomery County, Pa.

Survivors include a brother and a sister.


University Librarian

Mary Elizabeth Green Anna, 80, a librarian at the University of Maryland in College Park during the 1970s and 1980s, died of heart ailments May 14 at her home in Long Beach, Calif.

Mrs. Anna was born in Seattle and graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota. She moved to the Washington area in 1945 and had done graduate study at the University of Maryland.

In 1985, she moved from Beltsville to Long Beach.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. William Peter Anna Jr., the former rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Beltsville, of Long Beach; three children, William Peter Anna III of Leonardo, N.J., Sarah Savell of Long Beach and Mary Ruksznis of Savigliano, Italy; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


Church Member

Margaret T. Moore, 89, a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Washington, died of cardiovascular disease May 15 at her home in Bethesda.

Mrs. Moore was born in Indiana and grew up in Mexico and North Carolina, where she graduated from Guilford College. She moved to the Washington area in 1930.

She did volunteer work for the Red Cross during World War II. She was a member of the board of the Methodist Home in Washington and the PEO Sisterhood.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest G. Moore of Bethesda; two children, Ernest G. Moore Jr. of Guntersville, Ala., and Lucille Dettor of La Plata; and four grandchildren.