Daniel R. Lyle Jr.Ran schools programDaniel R. Lyle Jr...

March 13, 1994

Daniel R. Lyle Jr.

Ran schools program

Daniel R. Lyle Jr., retired coordinator of the adult basic education program in the Baltimore City school system, died Monday of cancer at his home in the Morgan Park area. He was 66.

He retired in 1983 after 30 years in the city school system. He started as a science teacher at Booker T. Washington and Cherry Hill junior high schools and joined the adult education program in 1970.

He began his teaching career in 1950 in the Prince George's County school system.

From 1986 to 1992, he was a courier and mail clerk for First National Bank.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1944 graduate of Dunbar High School and attended Howard University for a short time before serving in the Army in 1945 and 1946. He graduated from Morgan State University with a degree in biology in 1950.

He was a member of the Morgan chapter of Omega Psi Phi, the Blackhawks, a club of owners of recreational vehicles, the Beach Harbor Campers Co-Op in Grasonville and the Morgan Park Improvement Association.

A memorial service was planned for 11:30 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 2300 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Lee Gilmore; two daughters, Kathy A. Robinson of Baltimore and Donna Marie Lyle of Columbia; a son, Michael David Lyle of Baltimore; three sisters, Danna M. Brown and Betty Isabelle, both of Baltimore, and Patsie Williams of Woodlawn; and five grandchildren. Samuel Acree, a retired industrial arts teacher at the Polytechnic Institute and a pigeon fancier, died March 5 of heart failure at the Charlestown Care Center in Catonsville. He was 86.

He had resided for many years in the Brooklyn area, where he was born, and later on a farm in the Westminster area.

A graduate of Poly, he earned a teaching certificate at what is now Towson State University and bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Maryland.

He taught for 38 years, first at Forest Park High School and then at Poly, and retired in 1968. He taught pattern-making, sheet metalwork and mechanical drawing, and also academic courses from time to time.

He was president of the Maryland State Teachers Association in the early 1960s, the Maryland Retired Teachers Association in the early 1970s and the Lung Association of Carroll County in the mid-1970s.

He was a member of the Pythagoras Lodge of the Masons, the Baltimore Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Iota Lambda Sigma educational honorary fraternity.

He raised homing pigeons, show birds, tumblers and rollers.

His wife, the former Tresse Aiken, died in 1991.

Services were set for 1:30 p.m. today at the Charlestown Retirement Community Chapel, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

Survivors include a son, George William Acree of Severna Park; two daughters, Anne Frances Day of Columbus, N.C., and Helen Evalyn Pflaging of Romney, W.Va.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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