Judge George Sachse, who retired in 1974 after 12 years on the Circuit Court bench in Anne Arundel County, died Thursday of heart failure at his home in St. Margarets. He was 87.
A Mass of Christian burial for Judge Sachse was offered Monday at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.
Born in Baltimore and a graduate of City College and St. Paul's Business College, he studied law at the University of Baltimore and was admitted to the bar in 1931 after his graduation.
Before his appointment as a judge, he practiced law in Glen Burnie for many years. He was counsel and general manager of the Maryland Tobacco Growers Association and he raised tobacco in the Glen Burnie area himself from 1932 to 1955.
Both before his appointment to the bench and after his retirement, he was chairman of the Property Review Board in Anne Arundel County. He had also been counsel to the old Anne Arundel County Sanitary Commission.
Judge Sachse had been president of the Anne Arundel CountBar Association, which cited him in 1974,1984 and 1991 for his service.
He was on the board of North Arundel Hospital and was a member of the Glen Burnie Optimist Club, the Annapolis Lodge of the Elks, the Navy League, the Annapolis Yacht Club and the Indian Landing Boat Club.
As a young man he played in tennis tournaments, wrestled on a YMCA team, was a shot-putter and broad jumper at Amateur Athletic Union meets and played baseball, basketball and football.
4 His wife, the former Miriam Askew, died in 1983.
He is survived by a daughter, Bette Jeanne Poore of St. Margarets; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.