Dr. Norman Kleiman, 89, physician and veteran

February 22, 2002

Dr. Norman Kleiman, 89, physician and veteran

Dr. Norman R. Kleiman, a family physician, died yesterday of complications of heart disease at Sinai Hospital. He was 89 and lived in Pikesville.

Before retiring about 15 years ago, he practiced medicine at an office at Mount Holly Street and Edmondson Avenue. He opened his medical practice at 1100 N. Fulton Ave. in 1938.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Texas in Baltimore County, he was known as "Reds" because of his hair color. A 1928 graduate of City College, he earned degrees from St. John's College in Annapolis and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

During World War II, he was commander of an Allied-run prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. He attained the rank of captain and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Dr. Kleiman was a member of Chizuk Amuno Congregation.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Beth Tifloh Cemetery, 5800 Windsor Mill Road.

His wife of 45 years, the former Elsie Spitzer, died in 1983. In 1985, he married Doris Brown, who survives him.

Dr. Kleiman also is survived by a son, Harry Ira Kleiman of Owings Mills; a daughter, Dr. Marjorie S. Herman of Hamilton Square, N.J.; a stepson, Dr. Michael Schwartz of Pikesville; a stepdaughter, Dr. Susan S. Perlstein of Baltimore; a brother, Dr. Allen Kleiman of Pikesville; a sister, Bernice Sachs of Towson; and two grandchildren.

David C. Lesher, 84, business machine manager

David C. Lesher, a retired business machine manager, died of cancer Sunday at Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 84 and lived in Ellicott City until 1978 when he moved to St. Michaels.

He was a National Cash Register manager for 35 years before his retirement in 1978.

Born on a Franklin County, Pa., farm, he was raised in Chambersburg, Pa., and was a graduate of Southeastern University there.

A Mason, he was a member of the Mystic Circle in Baltimore and the Granite Lodge in St. Michaels. He also belonged to St. Luke's Methodist Church.

Services were held Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Mildred Covey; a son, David C. Lesher III of Ellicott City; two daughters, Vivian Staisloff of Annapolis and Marian Morgan of Carroll Valley, Pa.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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