Don K. MathewsLetter carrierServices for Don K....


Don K. Mathews

Letter carrier

Services for Don K. Mathews, a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the George J. Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Richie Highway, Glen Burnie.

Mr. Mathews, who was 59, died of heart failure Thursday while on his regular delivery route in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood.

The city resident, who was born in Ohio, had worked for the Postal Service for 25 years. He was known as "Giant" to his friends and customers, a name given to him because of his 6-foot-6-inch stature.

He graduated in 1951 from Piqua (Ohio) Central High School, where he played basketball and baseball. Mr. Mathews also played minor league baseball from the mid-1950s into the early 1960s.

Mr. Mathews was a horse racing fan, a lover of baseball trivia and liked crossword puzzles.

Survivors include his former wife, Marie A. Miller of Curtis Bay; four stepdaughters, Virginia Atkinson of Linthicum, Monique Hartz of Glen Burnie, Denise Tarleton of Pearl City, Hawaii, and Nicole Dalphond of Catonsville; his mother, Cleon Stoner, and a brother, Jim Mathews, both of Ohio; four grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.

Arnold Rothschild

Insurance executive

Arnold Rothschild, a retired life insurance executive and affiliate of an investment management firm, died of an undisclosed ailment Friday at his Baltimore home. He was 67.

Mr. Rothschild, a lifelong resident of Baltimore, spent the first 25 years of his working career with Sun Life Insurance Co. of America, a company founded by his grandfather. He had attained certification as a chartered life underwriter.

Until his retirement in 1990, he was affiliated with the Rothschild Co., an investment management firm.

His business affiliations included being a member of the LUTC committee for Baltimore, the Baltimore Life Underwriters Association and the Life Insurance Agency Management Association.

He was a past president of the Maryland Arms Collectors Association and an avid lecturer and collector of ancient Scottish weaponry. He was a fellow in the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. His memberships included the Maryland Historical Society.

Mr. Rothschild served as a captain in the Marine Corps and was active with the Marine Corps Historical Society.

Mr. Rothschild enjoyed tennis, swimming, football and lacrosse.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he also was a past president of the university's alumni club of Baltimore, chairman of the club's secondary school committee and a board member of the university's General Alumni Society.

Survivors include his wife, Jeane Rothschild; a son, Thomas J. Rothschild of Baltimore; two daughters, Nancy R. Bird of New Orleans and Susan R. O'Connell of Baltimore; a sister, Barbara R. Kahn of Philadelphia; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 35, Maryland Line, Md. 21105.

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