Elizabeth Mattison-Martin, 84, of Haddonfield, a former executive secretary for the Philadelphia law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, died of pneumonia Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill.
Mrs. Mattison-Martin graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School and began her career in 1960 as a secretary for a lawyer who took her with him when he joined Drinker in 1962. She retired as a partners' secretary there in 1992.
Pasquale Mungiole, who retired in the early 2000s as manager of the Drinker tax accounting department, said in an interview that "she worked in the personal tax group - estates and trusts - for most of her career."
Mungiole said Mrs. Mattison-Martin "was an avid baker" and on occasions "supplied the office" with her accomplishments.
"My wife still uses" her recipes, which, he said, fill "a whole folder."
A nephew, Greg Peltz, said she was a fan of wrestling teams at Haddonfield Memorial High School and Delaware Valley College in the years that he competed on them.
And, he said, in 1978 she began the tradition of celebrating the end of each Haddonfield wrestling season with a party.
Besides her nephew, she is survived by a brother and several nieces and nephews.
Viewings were set from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, before an 11 a.m. funeral service there, with interment in Locustwood Cemetery, Cherry Hill.
Condolences may be offered to the family at http://kainmurphy.com.