Leo F. WinterlingPlant engineer, lifeguardLeo F...

January 21, 1995

Leo F. Winterling

Plant engineer, lifeguard

Leo F. Winterling, a retired plant engineer, died Wednesday of Alzheimer's disease at Meridian Brightwood Nursing Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 81.

A lifelong swimmer and former lifeguard, he swam in the Maryland Senior Olympics from 1980 to 1989, winning numerous gold medals in the 50-yard free style, 100-yard free style and 50-yard backstroke events.

As a student at Polytechnic Institute, he was on the team that won the state scholastic swimming championship.

After graduating from Poly in 1931, he worked as a lifeguard at Patterson Park until going to work in 1934 for the Esso Standard Oil Co. refinery in Canton. He retired in 1977 and became a lifeguard at the Holiday Spa on North Point Road until 1981.

Mr. Winterling also played soccer on local amateur teams, including the Baltimore Soccer Club that tied for the national championship in 1941. He was inducted into the Old Timers Soccer Association of Maryland in 1984.

Reared in Highlandtown, he was known as "Doughy" because his father operated Winterling's Bakery at Foster and Bouldin streets in that Southeast Baltimore community. His relatives owned and operated Winterling's, the well-known Eastern Avenue German restaurant, for many years.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the Shrine of the Little Flower Roman Catholic Church, Belair Road and Brendan Avenue, where a Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Alice Pipla; five daughters, Margaret Ricci of Parkville, Nancy McDermott of Towson, Sheila W. Stevens of Norrisville, Toni Greffen of Thurmont and Mary Jane Swearer of Columbia; a brother, Frank Winterling, and a sister, Marie Appel, both of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren. William H. Coldwell Jr., a photographer and movie producer on the staff of country singer Willie Nelson, died Wednesday of leukemia at a veterans hospital in Washington. He was 51 and maintained homes in Essex and Austin, Texas.

He became known as "Just Bill" during the nearly 10 years he worked for the singer. They met while Mr. Coldwell was operating Express Transportation, a passenger van service for touring entertainers and other celebrities.

Before going into the van business about 15 years ago, the native of Altoona, Pa., was a route salesman for a local beer distributor, the Winner Distributing Co.

Services were set for 7:30 p.m. today at the Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave., Essex.

He is survived by a daughter, Tina Neukam; a goddaughter, Jaclyn Ann Coldwell; and a brother, Kenneth C. Coldwell Sr., all of Essex; and two grandchildren.

Ann Bees Hallahan

Real estate broker

Ann Bees Hallahan, a real estate broker and volunteer, died Wednesday of cancer at her Ruxton home. She was 54.

She had been a residential real estate broker for Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty Inc. on North Charles Street in Woodbrook for about eight years.

She also had been a member of the auxiliary of Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She helped to plan the hospital's first annual fund-raising dinner-dance in 1988.

She was a vice president of the Mount Washington Garden Club, and a volunteer at McDonogh School, Roland Park Country School and the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where she was TC member of the school fund-raising and Confraternity of Christian Doctrine committees.

Robert P. Kowal, president of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, described her yesterday as "a wonderful lady, a lady of real grace. She always put everyone else first." Mrs. Hallahan moved to the Baltimore area in 1983 from Springfield, Mass., where she and her husband, Fred Hallahan, had been in the real estate development business.

The former Ann Bees was a native of Syracuse, N.Y., and a graduate of Winchester High School in Massachusetts and the Chandler School For Women, a business school. She also attended Boston University.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Derick, and a daughter, Megahn; a sister, Bonnie Atzl of Lexington, Mass.; and two brothers, Frank X. Bees of Woburn, Mass., and John Bees of Winchester.

Frederick T. Kirsch

Owned restaurant

Frederick T. Kirsch, retired owner of a restaurant and delicatessen on York Road in Govans, died Wednesday of an undetermined illness at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Baldwin resident was 87.

He retired in the late 1960s after operating the business that bore his name for about 30 years. Earlier, he had sold food door-to-door.

Born in Tunis Mills on the Eastern Shore, he was reared in Baltimore.

He was a member of the Washington Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple, where he headed the Yacht and Scimeter clubs. He was a former president of the Eastern Shore Society and a member of the Baltimore Yacht Club and the Cosmopolitan Club.

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