H. Donald Summers, 75, railroad workerH. Donald Summers, a...

January 02, 1998

H. Donald Summers, 75, railroad worker

H. Donald Summers, a retired railroad employee, died Dec. 19 of lymphoma at his home in Bowie. He was 75.

Mr. Summers worked in the railroad industry for more than 40 years -- in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Minneapolis. He directed the distribution of freight cars and was district manager. He retired in 1986 as director of field operations for the Association of American Railroads in Washington.

He was born and raised in Indianapolis, where he attended public schools and studied transportation at Butler University.

Mr. Summers met his wife, the former Virginia Obergfell, at New York Central Railroad Station, where she was a secretary. They married in 1950 and moved to Bowie in 1970. He enjoyed collecting model trains, fishing and playing golf.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Summers is survived by two daughters, Linda Marmen of Crofton and Suzanne M. Raley of Athens, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 23.

Frederick Strube Lee, 70, computer, math professor

Frederick Strube Lee, a retired computer and mathematics professor at Baltimore City Community College, died Tuesday at Cherrywood Nursing Home in Reisterstown of complications associated with diabetes and a stroke. He was 70.

Dr. Lee, a Baltimore native, was the son of Frederick William Lee, an electrical engineer and geophysicist who was instrumental in the U.S. annexation of the continental shelf in 1945.

In 1961, Dr. Lee received a dual appointment in science and mathematics at Baltimore City Community College, earning a full professorship in 1966. In 1970, he was named a fellow in administration by the American Association for Community and Junior Colleges.

He also was the college's director of general studies and director of business and technical studies before returning to the classroom to teach computer and mathematics. He retired in 1990.

Dr. Lee, who graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1946, received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Brown University in 1958.

He began his military service in the ROTC program as an undergraduate at Hopkins, and entered the Air Force in 1951 as a second lieutenant at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

He served one year as a chemical officer at the Army Chemical Center in Edgewood, responsible for classified physical measurements. In 1954, he was discharged at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn, Ohio, with the rank of first lieutenant.

As a member of the Bahai faith, Dr. Lee belonged to the Spiritual Assembly in Baltimore County for more than 30 years, often serving as an officer. He was twice a delegate from the Maryland area to the national Bahai convention in Wilmette, Ill.

Dr. Lee and his wife of 45 years, the former Nancy Jean MacPhail, lived in Owings Mills. He enjoyed painting in oils, acrylics and watercolors. He also played the flute and piano.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Carl William Lee of Lexington, Ky., James Stewart Lee of Baltimore and Peter Frederick Lee of Owings Mills; and two grandchildren.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Loring Byers Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road in Randallstown.

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