Edward Trail Mathias, a retired banker and longtime denizen of Bolton Hill, died June 17 from complications of a stroke at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 85.
The son of Charles McCurdy Mathias, a lawyer, and Theresa Mcelfresh Trail Mathias, a homemaker, Edward Trail Mathias — he never used his first name — was born in Baltimore and raised in the family home on Court Square in Frederick.
He graduated from Frederick High School in 1943, and took an additional year of high school studies at the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., from which he graduated in 1944.
Mr. Mathias began his college studies at Haverford College and enlisted in the...