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November 04, 1994

Sing Tong Lee

Owned businesses

Sing Tong Lee, who owned businesses in Baltimore for many years, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Sykesville home. He was 100.

He had owned the Toy Son Restaurant -- named after his hometown in China -- and the Canton Laundry, both located at Lanvale and Gilmor streets in Southwest Baltimore. After closing those businesses, he operated the Wing Git Loong gift shop on Park Avenue in Baltimore's Chinatown until he retired in the 1970s.

In 1906, he emigrated to San Francisco with his father. He later moved to New York City and in the early 1920s to Baltimore.

"He never attended school and taught himself to read and write both Chinese and English, and he worked hard," said a son, Lane B. Lee of Westminster. "When he lost a restaurant during the Depression, he went right back to work to pay off his debts. That's the kind of man he was."

Mr. Lee was a member of the Chinese Merchants Association, the Chinese Masons and the Lee Association.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Loring-Byers Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown, with interment in Lorraine Park Cemetery.

Other survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Cornie Taylor; two other sons, Dr. Benjamin B. Lee of Ocean City and Liang B. Lee of Randallstown; three daughters, Kay C. Lee of Sykesville, Jane Lee Hess of Ellicott City and Sue Lee Wong of Houston; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster 21157. J. Warren Streaker, who raised cattle and horses, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 73 and had moved from Woodstock in Howard County to Florida two years ago.

He retired at 65 as owner of Gonaway Farm in Lisbon, where he raised Black Angus cattle, champion ponies and thoroughbred hunting horses. He had also raced horses at Maryland and nearby tracks.

He was long active in the Maryland Horse Show Association and was a member of the American Horse Show Association, which had certified him as a judge in several show categories. He and his first wife, the former Barbara Pue, who died in 1983, operated horse shows at the Howard County Fair.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home in Eldersburg.

He is survived by his wife, the former Karen McGee; two stepdaughters, Rhonda McGee of Brandon, Fla., and Kathie Glass of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Herbert Streaker of West

Friendship; and a granddaughter.

Memorial donations may be made to the Olsen-Turner Howard County 4-H Scholarship Fund, 3525 Ellicott Mills Drive, Ellicott City 21043. George R. Connor, a retired utility firm employee and a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, died Monday at Stella Maris Hospice of complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 78.

In 1977, the Ednor Gardens resident retired from the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and from the Army Reserve.

The native of Trenton, N.J., was reared in Baltimore and was a graduate of Loyola High School and Loyola College.

He and his twin brother, Eugene M. Connor, with whom he had lived, joined the Army after the United States entered World War II. They were commissioned in the Transportation Corps. They both joined the Reserve after the war and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel at Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium.

.` He is survived by his brother. David C. Ellis, a junior at the University of Maryland, died Wednesday of cancer at his Fells Point home. He was 24.

He was a criminal justice major and left school last year because of his illness.

The Philadelphia native was reared there and in Columbia, where he graduated from Howard High School. After graduation, he served for two years in the Navy and afterward in a Naval Reserve unit at Fort McHenry, where he was a petty officer

second class.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills.

He is survived by his mother, Sheryl Ellis of Baltimore; his father, Aaron Ellis of Ellicott City; a sister, Susan Ellis of Washington; and a grandfather, Joseph Gross of Cherry Hill, N.J.


Earl V. Wineke

Retired Exxon employee

Earl V. Wineke, retired oil company employee, died Wednesday at Northwest Hospital Center of cancer and complications. He was 74 and lived in Owings Mills.

He retired nearly 20 years ago from the Exxon Corp., where he started working before World War II.

During the war, the Baltimore native served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He fought in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, participated in the Normandy invasion, the attack across the Netherlands and the Battle of the Bulge. He made three landings by glider in enemy-controlled territory.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon.

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