Milton T. Lassiter Sr., 82, Conrail freight-rate clerk

November 20, 2003

Milton T. Lassiter Sr., a retired Conrail clerk and former Baltimore resident, died of congestive heart failure Monday at Wilmington Hospital in Delaware. He was 82.

Mr. Lassiter was born and raised in Wilson, N.C., and moved to New Castle, Del., in the early 1940s. He began his railroad career with the old Pennsylvania Railroad before enlisting in the Army in 1942. After serving in Europe as a truck driver with the Transportation Corps, he returned to New Castle in 1945.

In 1961, he moved to Cockeysville while working for the Pennsy as a freight rate clerk and computer installer. He retired in 1982 from the successor company Conrail.

He lived in the Loch Raven neighborhood for several years before moving to Wilmington in 1995.

His wife of 38 years, the former Margaret Foster, died in 1980.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

Mr. Lassiter is survived by a son, Milton T. Lassiter Jr. of Wilmington; two sisters, Grace Proud of Townsend, Del., and Jewel McDonough of Fort Washington, Pa.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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