Elizabeth S. Lego, 92, city tearoom manager

July 03, 2005

Elizabeth S. Lego, the retired manager of a Roland Park tearoom and soda fountain who later sold candy for the Maron Co., died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She had lived in Annapolis before moving to Glen Arm four years ago. She was 92.

Born Elizabeth Smith in Northeast Baltimore, she managed the old Delvale Dairies restaurant in Roland Park Shopping Center in the 4800 block of Roland Ave. for more than 30 years.

She then worked in sales for the old Maron Candy Co. on Charles Street in downtown Baltimore. In the 1960s she helped establish its branch shops in the Village of Cross Keys, Columbia and Easton before the business closed in the early 1970s.

"She loved people and knew so many people from Roland Park who became her customers wherever she went," said her daughter Catherine S. Davis of Glen Arm.

"She wore a pink smock and made up pink boxes of candy. She liked the isabelles, the marzipan candies half-dipped in chocolate," her daughter said.

A member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mrs. Lego enjoyed reading and watching television.

She belonged to Grace Independent Baptist Church in Crownsville.

Her husband of 50 years, Charles Phillips, died in 1978. She then wed Charles Lego, who died about 18 years ago.

Services were yesterday.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include a son, Charles L. Phillips of Arnold; another daughter, Betty Jane Fleming of Bel Air; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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