Joseph F. Matthai Jr., a retired Maryland National Bank executive and a World War II veteran, died Oct. 31 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 93.
The son of Joseph F. Matthai Sr., chairman of the board of United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co., and Dorothy Cullen Matthai, a Better Business Bureau worker, Joseph Fleming Matthai Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton.
After graduating in 1939 from the Boys' Latin School, he attended the Johns Hopkins University, where he was a member of the Delta Phi fraternity.
From 1941 to 1942, when he enlisted in the Army, Mr. Matthai worked for Commercial Credit Corp. During World War II, he served stateside with the Medical Administration Corps and attained the rank of lieutenant.
After being discharged in 1946, he returned to Commercial Credit, where he worked until 1949, when he joined the staff of the Bank of Virginia in Richmond.
He began his 34-year career with the old Maryland National Bank in 1952, where for his first eight years he organized and managed the bank's consumer credit department.
Mr. Matthai was a 1960 graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. In 1973, he graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.
Promoted to vice president in 1960, Mr. Matthai was named director of marketing, advertising and correspondent banking, a position he held until 1975, when he was promoted to institutional sales manager of the bank's trust department.
He retired in 1986.
Mr. Matthai's community interests included serving as president and a member of the board of the Baltimore General Dispensary Foundation from 1965 to 1999, when he was elected president emeritus.
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At Keswick Multi-Care Center, where he volunteered from 1986 to 1999, he organized a speakers bureau and an audio books library.
The longtime Keswick Road resident moved to Blakehurst 11 years ago.
His wife of 52 years, the former Mary Millholland, died in 2003.
Mr. Matthai was a member of St. Andrews Christian Community, 5802 Roland Ave., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.
Mr. Matthai is survived by four sons, Joseph F. "Jeff" Matthai III of Roland Park, George Millholland "Buzz" Matthai of Annapolis, Scott Harrison Matthai of Havre de Grace and Randolph Scott Matthai of Bel Air; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.