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.
Judge Sachse had been president of the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, which cited him in 1974, 1984 and 1991 for his service.
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.