Patricia B. "Pat" Tatar, a former Bank of Baltimore official, died of complications from pneumonia Sept. 24 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 83.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Max Pechersky and the former Catherine Shiffman. She was a graduate of Forest Park High School and initially worked at the old Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co.
In the early 1970s, she moved to Maple Shade, N.J., and was a regional Hallmark card, toy, puzzle and Christmas ornament representative.
She returned to Maryland and joined the Bank of Baltimore in the mid-1970s and spent nearly 20 years at its headquarters at Baltimore and Charles streets. She worked in new business development. She was a member of the Center Club, where she entertained clients and family members.
After her retirement from the Bank of Baltimore, Ms. Tatar opened a consignment shop, Grandy's House on York Road near Rodgers Forge. Later, she worked in boat sales at Riverside Marina and volunteered at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center gift shop.
Ms. Tatar was a longtime Stoneleigh resident and an avid duckpin bowler who played on the neighborhood team at the Stoneleigh Lanes.
"She enjoyed it so much and looked forward to September, when the fall league would start up again," said Nancy Talbott, a neighbor who competed with her on the bowling team.
Family members said she drove a red convertible Chevrolet for many years. She owned a beagle named Bagel and liked old movies, Orioles games, Halloween, New York City, musical theater and sparkly shoes.
She was also a flea market shopper.
"One of her greatest joys in life was time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren," said a daughter, Linda J. Rettaliata of Timonium.
Plans for a service are incomplete.
She is survived by another daughter, Mary V. Tatar of Towson; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Patricia A. Chasmar, died in 1995. Ms. Tatar's marriage to Victor Tatar ended in divorce.