Joseph A. Marsiglia Partner in business

January 26, 1991

A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph A. Marsiglia Jr., a partner in United Automotive Electrical Inc., will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral and Mulberry streets.

Mr. Marsiglia, who was 83, died Tuesday after a heart attack at his home in Baldwin.

Known as Mr. Joe, he and a son started United Automotive Electrical in 1975. He was a partner in the General Automotive Electrical Co. from 1959, when it started, until 1975. Earlier, he and his father operated a confectionery store at Howard and Madison streets.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Cathedral School, Mr. Marsiglia was a member of the Maryland Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Alcala Caravan of

the Order of the Alhambra.

He was a self-taught sculptor, making clay busts of famous people from photographs.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen N. Worthington; two sons, Joseph J. Marsiglia of Perry Hall and Gary L. Marsiglia of Brooklandville; a sister, Mary Seth of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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