Services for Leander J. Street, a retired cabdriver who won a Baltimore's Best award from the city five years ago, will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Bibleway Free Will Baptist Church, 4412 Maine Ave.
Mr. Street, who was 77 and lived on Maine Avenue, died Friday of cancer at the Liberty Medical Center.
He had worked as a driver for various taxicab companies or as a private chauffeur since the late 1940s, and retired from Checker Cab Co. about five years ago.
Mr. Street had worked during World War II for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta Corp.
Born and reared in Charlotte, N.C., he came to Baltimore as a young man. He played the saxophone in bands in his youth and later for his own pleasure.
His wife, the former Adele Strickland, died in 1977.
He is survived by three daughters, Gloria High, Gwendolyn Tucker and Henrietta Sanders, all of Baltimore; a son, Gerald Street of Baltimore; two brothers, Clover Street Sr. and John Street, both of Baltimore; 27 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.