Milton B. Sachse, trailer company executive

Milton B. Sachse, a former trailer company executive who later was chairman of the board of the Association of Maryland Pilots, died Friday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Lutherville resident was 92.

Milton Boyd Sachse was born and raised in a home on Willow Avenue in Towson. He was a 1938 graduate of Towson High School.

Mr. Sachse was working in the engineering department of the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River at the time of his enlistment in the Navy in 1943.

As part of the Navy's V-12 program, Mr. Sachse studied at what is now Towson University, the Johns Hopkins University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Union College and the University of North Carolina.

Trained as a pilot, he flew PBY seaplanes out of the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Fla., until being discharged in 1945.

After the end of the war, Mr. Sachse returned to the Martin Co., where he worked until 1947. He then joined Warner Fruehauf Trailer Co. as general manager. He retired in 1984.

He was president of the board of directors of the National Truck Equipment Association from 1976 to 1984.

Mr. Sachse earned his real estate license and worked for Grempler Realty from 1985 until 2000.

An avid Chesapeake Bay sailor, he also sailed in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Pacific.

From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Sachse was chairman of the board of the Association of Maryland Pilots.

Mr. Sachse liked maintaining his 29-acre farm in Sparks, where he lived until moving to the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville.

Mr. Sachse was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road, Glyndon, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, the former Gay Davis; three sons, James E. Sachse of Timonium, Milton B. Sachse of Jackson, N.H., and Thomas R. Sachse of Collierville, Tenn.; a daughter, Jeanne S. Tuerk of Annapolis; four stepdaughters, Denise McCafferty of Sparks, Jennifer Ertel of Towson, Chris Poulsen of Amelia Island, Fla., and Meredith Coughlin of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a half-brother, Robert L. Kindle Jr. of Clermont, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. An earlier marriage to the former Josephine Januzik ended in divorce.

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