H. Lee Allers Jr., Lawyer And Veteran

November 05, 2009|By Jacques Kelly

H. Lee Allers Jr., a retired attorney who practiced for nearly 60 years, died of complications from congestive heart failure Oct. 20 at HeartHomes in Lutherville. The Timonium resident was 89.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Notre Dame Lane, he was a 1938 graduate of City College, where he played lacrosse, ice hockey and football. He remained active in the school's alumni association.

As a young man, he joined the Maryland State Police and was stationed in Southern Maryland. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II as a navigator, flying missions in the Caribbean.

After the war, he worked for Ohio Casualty Co. while attending the University of Baltimore School of Law.

After being admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1950, he practiced law for many years from an office in the Equitable Building in downtown Baltimore. He later had offices in Towson and Timonium, and practiced until last year.

He enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club and the North Point Sailing Association.

Mr. Allers belonged to the Maryland State Police Alumni Association and the Sigma Delta Kappa law fraternity. A Mason, he was a Pythagoras Lodge, York Rite and Boumi Temple member. He was a member of the American Legion Kelly Post Timonium and Baltimore County Association of Senior Citizen Organizations. He was a president of the Towson Chapter of AARP.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, the former Lorena Helms; a son, Thomas L. Allers of Towson; two daughters, Norma Allers Gibson of Sellersville, Pa. and Edie Allers Windsor of Baltimore; two brothers, Paul L. Allers of Milton, Fla., and Norman C. Allers of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Hilda May Bailey of Milton, Fla.; and three grandsons.

- Jacques Kelly

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