Lee Shaw, Restaurateur

October 13, 1990

Graveside services for Lee Shaw, who operated a South Baltimore restaurant for many years with her husband and brother-in-law, will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Hebrew Young Men's Cemetery, 5800 Windsor Mill Road.

Mrs. Shaw, who was 84, died of cancer Thursday at her home on Elray Drive in Pikesville.

The former Lee Kupper was a native of New York City who came to Baltimore in 1941 with her husband, Max G. Shaw. They and his brother, Henry M. Shaw, opened Shaw's Delicatessen on South Charles Street near the Cross Street Market that same year.

Mrs. Shaw and her brother-in-law kept the restaurant operating for 16 years after her husband's death in 1962. After they retired, she was frequently approached in public by former customers who told her how much they missed the restaurant.

A member of the Beacon Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, she remained active after her retirement by traveling extensively. Her trips included rafting excursion down the Colorado River at age 75.

In addition to her brother-in-law, survivors include a daughter, Leatrice Tilles of Randallstown; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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