Joseph Mattingly, 83, judge, assistant attorney general...

January 04, 2000

Joseph Mattingly, 83, judge, assistant attorney general

Joseph A. Mattingly Sr., a retired St. Mary's County Circuit Court judge and former state assistant attorney general, died Dec. 28 from complications of a bleeding ulcer at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown. He was 83.

The Leonardtown resident was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1947 and later served two terms as St. Mary's County state's attorney from 1951 to 1954 and from 1958 to 1961, when Gov. J. Millard Tawes appointed him to the then-Maryland Board of Parole and Probation.

From 1966 to 1972, he served as state assistant attorney general and later was special attorney to the old Maryland State Roads Commission.

He was elected to the Circuit Court of St. Mary's County in 1972 and continued to serve Maryland's Seventh Judicial Circuit until 1986, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.

The lifelong St. Mary's County native was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Leonardtown and received a bachelor's degree from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg.

He was a 1941 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.

He served in the Navy in the Pacific and at Patuxent River Naval Air Station from 1941 until 1946, when he was discharged with the rank of lieutenant commander.

Services were held Thursday in Leonardtown.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Mary Catherine O'Connell; five sons, Joseph A. Mattingly Jr. and Robert C. Mattingly, both of Leonardtown, John F. Mattingly of Houston, Christopher O'C. Mattingly of Austin, Texas, and Thomas H. Mattingly of Ocean City; seven daughters, Helen Victor of Falls Church, Va., Louise Mann and Jane Beavers, both of Hollywood, St. Mary's County, Martha Derksen of London, Patricia Strittmatter of Bowie, Lillian Mills of Lake Toxaway, N.C., and Leila Rothschild of Austin, Texas; and 17 grandchildren.

Rosina G. Schmidt, 100, entertained British troops

Rosina G. Schmidt, a homemaker who had entertained troops during World War I, died Saturday of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 100.

Mrs. Schmidt, the former Rosina Gordon, was born and raised in Rock Ferry, Cheshire, England, and graduated from schools there.

While working at an explosives plant in Aintree, England, during World War I, Mrs. Schmidt and her sister formed a vaudeville song-and-dance duo that entertained British servicemen. They later joined the Drury Lane Organization and performed at English seaside resorts.

In 1918, she married John C. Schmidt, a chief petty officer aboard the USS Wilkes, an American destroyer. After the war ended, she moved with her husband to Baltimore.

Mr. Schmidt, a letter carrier, died in 1988.

Mrs. Schmidt enjoyed needlework, a craft she actively pursued until she was in her late 90s.

She also enjoyed gardening and was a member of St. Matthew United Church of Christ.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Leonard J. Ruck Inc., 5305 Harford Road.

She is survived by four sons, John G. Schmidt of Sherwood Forest, Warren A. Schmidt of Swansboro, N.C., William F. Schmidt and Richard E. Schmidt, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Adele M. Walter of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Alice Emma Jones, 88, accountant, secretary

Alice Emma Jones, a retired accountant and secretary, died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at Augsburg Lutheran Home in Baltimore County. She was 88 and had lived in Northeast Baltimore.

Until she retired about 20 years ago, she was executive secretary to the plant manager at American Smelting and Refinery in Canton. She also was an accountant at Jones Safe and Lock Service in Gardenville.

Born in Baltimore, Miss Jones was a graduate of Clifton Park Junior High School and Strayer Bryant & Stratton Business School.

She was a volunteer at Maryland General Hospital and Maryland Historical Society.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4815 Hamilton Ave., where she was a member.

She is survived by a brother, Edgar Lee Jones Jr. of Gardenville; a niece; and two nephews.

John Henry Sause III, 89, owned rental homes

John Henry Sause III, a retired real estate property owner, died of lung disease Thursday at his Fells Point home. He was 89.

Until he retired about 15 years ago, he owned and managed rental homes in East Baltimore. In the 1940s, he was a manager for the old Food Fair supermarket chain.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College.

During World War II, he served in the Navy.

About 1940, he married Ida Black. She survives him.

He enjoyed poetry, singing, baseball and duckpin bowling.

Memorial services are pending.

He also is survived by a son, Richard J. Sause of Eastpoint; two daughters, Sandra J. Sause of Baltimore and Nancy E. Long of Towson; a brother, Dr. Milton P. Sause of Baltimore; and a sister, Ann Schultz of Santa Ana, Calif.


Daisy S. Holly: An obituary published Sunday for Daisy S. Holly misspelled the name of a daughter and misstated the date of her husband's death. Mrs. Holly is survived by a daughter, Brenda Holly, and her husband, Louis Holly Sr., died in 1962. The Sun regrets the errors.

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