Leslie G. F. LeeRetired MTA officialLeslie G. F. Lee, who...


February 15, 1993

Leslie G. F. Lee

Retired MTA official

Leslie G. F. Lee, who began his career as a streetcar conductor and retired as director of operations and transportation for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, died Thursday of heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 86.

Mr. Lee, a resident of Parkville for 54 years, became a conductor for the United Railway and Electric Co., later known as the Baltimore Transit Co, in 1923.

He was superintendent of street supervision from 1955 until 1960, when he was appointed director of supervision and training.

Two years later he was appointed superintendent of transportation.

A year before his retirement Mr. Lee became director of operations and transportation.

After retiring, he was a consultant for ATE Management and Service Co. and helped reorganize public transportation systems.

Born in England and raised in Canada, Mr. Lee moved with his family to Baltimore when he was 16.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Margaret McNeal; a son, Leslie C. Lee of Kingsville and a grandson, Bryan L. Lee of Baltimore.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road.

The family has suggested memorial donations to the American Heart Association, Maryland Affiliated Inc., P.O. Box 10725, Baltimore 21297-0191.

Alvina A. Kantorski


Alvina Alice Kantorski, a longtime Baltimore-area barmaid, died Friday of respiratory failure at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 74.

Born and reared in Baltimore, the former Alvina Wolf was a barmaid in area restaurants and bars, among them the Surf Club and the Green Dolphin on Pulaski Highway and the Shamrock Inn on Harford Road.

Relatives said she met many entertainers while working in the 1950s at the Surf Club, including Bill Haley and the Comets, Jimmy Dorsey, Fats Domino, Tommy and Woody Herman and Harry James.

She subsequently worked at the Shamrock until the early 1970s.

Mrs. Kantorski, who lived on Shamrock Avenue in Baltimore for 38 years, most recently lived in Arnold in Anne Arundel County. She was a member of the Shrine of the Little Flower Church.

She and Edmund Raymond Kantorski were married in 1937. Mr. Kantorski died in 1967.

RF A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Kantorski will be offered at 9

a.m. today at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Glen Burnie.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary C. Ibex of Glen Burnie; a son, John C. Kantorski of Glen Burnie; a brother, Charles Wolf of Baltimore; a sister, Margarette Lutz of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Edward C. Connelly

Streetcar electrician

Edward C. Connelly, who worked 38 years as an electrician for the companies that operated Baltimore's old street cars, died Friday at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Ruxton at the age of 94.

Born in Baltimore, he worked for the old United Railways and Electric Co. and Baltimore Transit Co.

After retiring in the 1960s, he went to Europe on a cruise.

His wife, the former Rose C. Buchacz, died in the 1940s. He bought a home in Dundalk in the 1960s to be closer to his two sons, both of whom have since died.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Connelly Rottloff of Baltimore; a sister, Anna M. Connelly of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 419 Cedarcroft Road.

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