Lee A. Stokes, retired Bethlehem Steel worker who counseled recovering alcoholics, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at Northwest Hospital Center. The Govans resident was 85.
Born in High Point, N.C., he came to Baltimore as a teenager and lived on Rutter Street in Bolton Hill. After joining the Army during World War II, he served in New Caledonia.
After the war he worked at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant and later transferred to its Key Highway Shipyard, where he was a sandblaster before retiring in 1982. He then became treasurer of the shipyard's retirement club.