Mary Winterling, 95, retired restaurateur

November 27, 1990

Mary A. Winterling, 95, who founded and operated a Highlandtown restaurant for many years, died Sunday at Franklin Square Hospital of heart failure.

A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 600 S. Conkling St.

Mrs. Winterling lived on Nottingwood Road in the Nottingham area of eastern Baltimore County.

She and her husband, Leo F. Winterling, started the F.& L. Winterling Restaurant, named for their sons, in 1923, and she ran it herself after his death four years later.

At first, she did the cooking, then supervised the kitchen until she retired about 15 years ago. Mrs. Winterling provided the recipe for sour beef and dumplings, the house specialty. Even after her retirement, she frequently stopped by to visit with customers.

The family closed the restaurant, at 3200 Foster Ave., last year.

Born in Baltimore, the former Mary A. Schlee was educated at Sacred Heart of Jesus School and worked in the Crown Cork and Seal Co. plant before her marriage.

Survivors include a son, Leo G. Winterling of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

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