George E. Catloth Sr., 91, of Bowie, died July 19. 2010
Mr. Catloth was the batboy for the Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium
from 1932 to 1938. In 1939, he played second base for one season in the
He was scoreboard operator for the Washington Redskins from their first
fame here in the 1937 until 1998. His only break from that position was
serving in the U.S. Army from 1943 until being honorable discharged in 1945
with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was joined in working the scoreboard by
his son, George, Jr. and his grandson, George, III.
After 33 years with the Federal Government, Mr. Catloth retired in 1973 as
Chief of the Technical Division, The Institute of Heraldry, Department of The
For many years, Mr. Catloth played sandlot ball on various teams in the area.
An avid golfer, after retirement he first worked in the Pro Shop at Newbridge
Country Club, and then in the Pro Shop at Newbridge Country Club, and then
in the Pro Shop at Eisenhower Golf Course.
Mr. Catloth was born in Washington, D.C. and attended Central High
School, now known as Cardoza. He moved to Hyattsville in 1954, then to
Bowie in 1955. He was a long-time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in
Landover Hills. Later, until his death, he was a member of Sacred Hearth
Catholic Church in Bowie.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Sharon Winslow Titus in
He is survived by his wife of 72-years, the former Kate Sunday; two
daughters Mary M. Catloth, Diana Winslow Richardson and husband, Bobby;
one son George E. "Chip", III and wife, Elaine; one granddaughter, Robbin
Catloth Oden and husband, Darryl; five great-grandchildren, Lila and Anna
Winslow, Jordan Catloth, Sean Oden and Amaya Oden.
Visitation is from 3 to 4:30 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 23 at the Robert
E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Mass of Christian
Burial is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Chapel, Bowie. Interment is at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, 20722.
Published in the Bowie Blade-News on July 21, 2010