It is with profound sadness and grief that the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC) announces the passing of a great man and co-founder of our agency, Vincent Roper. Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center’ Executive Director Russell P. Butler stated, ” Roberta and Vince Roper put crime victims’ rights and services on the Maryland and national map in memory of their daughter, Stephanie who was murdered in 1982.
Vince was a gentle giant who supported the MCVRC with his leadership, kindness, total commitment behind the scene. Vince sense of humor, jokes, friendliness, handy man skills at MCVRC, and so much more will sorely be missed. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Friday, April 12th, 2013 at Saint Joseph’s Center, 11704 Duley Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. The visitation is from 9:30-11:00; mass at 11:00, burial and repast to follow. In lieu of flowers, Roberta has requested donations to the MCVRC or to the Stephanie Roper Scholarship at Frostburg in memory of Vince. Donations for either can be sent to MCVRC, 1001 Prince George’s Blvd, Suite 750, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.
We ask that you keep Roberta, the Ropers, the MCVRC family and all who knew and loved Vince in your thoughts and prayers.
If you are planning to attend the repast, please contact MCVRC at 301-952-0063 to RSVP so we will have a count for Roberta.