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Clement R. Mercaldo Sr., a Baltimore lawyer and former workmen's compensation commissioner, dies

Clement R. Mercaldo Sr., a Baltimore lawyer and former workmen's compensation commissioner, dies

Clement Robert Mercaldo Sr., a retired Baltimore attorney and former workmen’s compensation commissioner who had been an early law partner of former Gov. Marvin Mandel, died from kidney failure on Tuesday at his Towson residence. He was 98.

“He was a good man. I got to know him in the 1970s and we became close friends,” said Irvin B. “Irv” Deane, an Owings Mills attorney and Pikesville resident. “We golfed together, played cards, socialized and spent Christmases together. He was outgoing, friendly and a lot of fun.”

Mr. Mercaldo was born in Baltimore and raised on Montebello Terrace, the son of Italian immigrants. His father, Frank Mercaldo, was founder and owner of...

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