Joseph Seth Auto parts distributor


A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Joseph Seth, a former auto parts distributor, at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

Mr. Seth, a resident of Roland Park, died Thursday of a heart attack in his home. He was 91.

A native Baltimorean, Mr. Seth operated an auto parts sales company, Steven Seth & Co., with his brother, Steven.

During its heyday, the Park Avenue firm was the largest automotive parts distributor in Maryland. In the 1940s and 1950s, the firm was the state's only factory distributor for Bendix washing machines and Admiral televisions. It closed in 1962, after Steven Seth died.

Mr. Seth opened his own parts distributorship, which he operated until 1974.

A motorcycle enthusiast, Mr. Seth rode a motorcycle from Baltimore to Los Angeles in 1920.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Marsiglia Seth; a daughter, Geraldine S. Hamed of Hampton; a sister, Helen S. Beal of Annapolis; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested that contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

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