Paula M. "Peggy" Matz, a retired administrative assistant who worked for The Associated: The Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore for more than four decades, died of heart failure Nov. 9 at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident was 82.
The daughter of Harry Matz, a deputy sheriff and cap maker, and Sarah Matz, Paula Mildred Matz was born one of 10 children in Baltimore and raised on North Patterson Park Avenue and in East Baltimore.
Miss Matz attended Baltimore public schools and worked for 44 years as an administrative assistant for The Associated: The Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. She retired in the late 1980s.
"A child at heart, Peggy never had an unkind word to say about anyone," said a nephew, Allan Charles, a Baltimore public relations executive. "Her face would light up every time she saw her nieces, nephews and their families."
"My Aunt Peg was a true Baltimore character, who embodied the spirit of the city and overcame a lot in her life," said another nephew, Ron Matz, a WJZ-TV reporter. "She had a keen insight into people and had a heart as big as Baltimore itself."