George A. Eichhorn III, attorney

George A. Eichhorn III, a retired attorney who had worked in the state attorney general's office for more than three decades, died April 1 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Brookdale Memory Care in Pikesville.

The Bolton Hill resident was 75.

The son of George A. Eichhorn Jr., an accountant, and Mary Jo Broderick Eichhorn, an administrative assistant in the Baltimore City state's attorney's office, George Albert Eichhorn III was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville.

While attending Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, from which he graduated in 1959, he spent his summers working as a copy boy for The Evening Sun.

After earning a bachelor's degree in English from what is now Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg in 1963, he went to work in the Baltimore state's attorney's office while studying law at night at the University of Maryland School of Law. He earned his law degree in 1967.

He joined the state attorney general's office in the early 1970s.

During his early years with the attorney general's office he also practiced general law with the firm of Keene, Klair, Eichhorn & Plitt, of which he was a partner.

He retired from the attorney general's office in the early 2000s and then taught mathematics and history for several years at the Good Shepherd School in Halethorpe.

Mr. Eichhorn was an avid Ravens, Orioles and Baltimore Colts fan and was at Memorial Stadium in 1959 when the Colts won the National Football League Championship.

He enjoyed playing golf and watching the sport on TV. He was also a world traveler.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 22 at Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

He is survived by his companion of many years, Judith A. "Judy" Arnold of Bolton Hill; a son, Judson B. Eichhorn of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; a brother, Jack Eichhorn of Owings Mills; a sister, Mary Carole Kirkpatrick of Ellicott City; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A marriage to Elizabeth Koch Morgereth ended in divorce.

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