T. Edward Rohe, 86, American Brewery workerT. Edward Rohe...

January 31, 1996

T. Edward Rohe, 86, American Brewery worker

T. Edward Rohe, a 40-year employee of the former American Brewery, died of heart failure Saturday at his Catonsville home. He was 86.

When he retired from American Brewery in 1971, he was an assistant supervisor in the bottling department.

The Irvington native graduated from Mount St. Joseph College -- now Mount St. Joseph High School -- where he played baseball, basketball and football. In 1990, he was inducted into the school's Sports Hall of Fame.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 27 Melvin Ave. in Catonsville.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Katherine Wamsley; a son, L. Edward Rohe of Towson; four daughters, Katherine R. Herbert of St. Michaels, Mary Pat Carozza of Bishopville and Cynthia R. Barth and Margaret E. Miller, both of Ellicott City; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jerry T. Matejka, a retired maintenance worker and collector of memorabilia, died of respiratory failure Friday at Meridian Healthcare Center at Franklin Woods in Essex. He was 84.

The East Baltimore native was raised in Essex, where he attended area schools until the eighth grade, when he quit to help his father run Matejka's Quality Poultry on Eastern Avenue.

In 1937, he married Lottie F. Vanik, who died in 1992.

In 1942, he joined the Merchant Marine and two years later went to work as a maintenance man for American Bitumulf Co. in Curtis PHOTOMatejkaBay. He retired in 1973.

He collected books, silent films, pocket tobacco tins, baby dolls, magazines, comic books, beer bottles and postcards, among other items, his family said. He called himself "Jerry the Collector" and named his basement "Nostalgia Land."

Services were held yesterday. He is survived by a daughter, Lynn M. Gittings of Perry Hall; a sister, Slava E. Mowll of Essex; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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