Paul E. Welsh, retired public affairs manager for McCormick & Co. and a former reporter for The Sun, who was active in civic affairs and gourmet groups, died early yesterday of heart failure at his home on St. Dunstans Road.
Services for Mr. Welsh, who was 78, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road.
Mr. Welsh retired in 1978 after working for McCormick for 21 years. He was public relations director for the Orioles from 1955 until 1957.
He worked for The Sun from 1940 until he went to work for the Orioles in 1955.
He created the slogan, "Maryland -- America in Miniature," in 1939.
He was a former president of the Wine and Food Society of Baltimore and a member of the North American Committee and the London Council of the International Wine and Food Society.
He is survived by his wife, the former Rosalie McCormick; a son, Paul E. Welsh Jr. of Baltimore; three daughters, Evelyne Deltuva of Ellicott City, Jacqueline Albertson of Timonium and Elizabeth Wencl of Newburyport, Mass.; and six grandchildren.