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May 29, 2003
On May 18, 2003, SHAUNTE LEON, beloved daughter of Alice D. Robinson and Garfield Leon. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 E. North Ave., on Friday after 8 A.M., where the family will receive friends on Saturday at 11:30. Funeral Services will follow at 12 noon. See www.marchfh.com
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Everything music lovers have long admired about pianist Leon Fleisher - penetrating intellect, technical authority, uncommon expressive power - are reconfirmed on "All the Things You Are," a thoroughly engrossing CD from Bridge Records devoted primarily to music for left hand alone. It's a great reminder that this octogenarian can communicate more with five fingers than many a younger pianist does with 10. Fleisher lost the use of his right hand in 1965, six years after he joined the Peabody Conservatory faculty, due to what was eventually diagnosed as focal dystonia.
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NEWS
May 12, 2004
On May 10, 2004, SOLOMON, beloved brother of Albert and Sidney Leon, Sara Riberkof and the late Abraham and William Leon, Mary Rothman and Dora Gertz, beloved brother-in-law of Joan Leon and the late Morton Riberkof, beloved son of the late Joseph and Lena (nee Fine) Leon, beloved uncle of three generations of nieces and nephews. Services at SOL LEVINON BROS. INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd., at Mt. Wilson Ln., on Wednesday, May 12, at 12 noon. Interment Beth Yehuda Anshe Kurland Congregation Cemetery, 6700 Bowleys Ln. Please omit flowers.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Thinking ahead isn't an option for an undrafted free agent in training camp, especially one competing with a veteran for a team's sole punting job. Ravens undrafted rookie punter Richie Leone began working toward an NFL punting job in college. He kicked and played quarterback at Roswell High in Georgia, and while at the University of Houston began a pro-style training regimen under a former NFL special teams coach. So if he can't unseat incumbent punter Sam Koch during the preseason, Leone will have an even more refined left foot to take elsewhere in search of an NFL role.
NEWS
July 19, 2005
Beloved husband COMMANDER ALBERT LEON, USN retired, 75, of Virginia Beach, was called home by the Lord on July 15, 2005. A celebration of Mr. Leon's life will be held 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at Kempsville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Nate Atwood, officiating. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 from 6 to 8:30 P.M. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or memorial donations in Albert's name may be sent to the American Heart Association.
NEWS
October 6, 2005
On October 5, 2005, LEON, husband of the late Louise E. Northington. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 East North Avenue on Friday after 8 A.M., where the family will receive friends on Saturday at 11:30 A.M. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon. See www.marchfh.com.
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August 19, 2007
On August 16, 2007, LEON EVANS. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Monday after 8:30 A.M., where family will receive friends on Tuesday at 6 P.M., followed by funeral service at 6:30 P.M.
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June 3, 2005
On May 31, 2005, LEON CUSHING; beloved husband of the late Hannah G. Cushing (nee Goorevitz); devoted brother of Sam Cushing of Hartford, CT; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services and Interment at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Garrison Forest Rd on Monday, June 6 at 2:30 P.M. Please omit flowers. Arrangements by SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC.
NEWS
July 16, 2006
On July 13, 2006, LEON Friends may call at the Family Owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 E. North Ave. on Monday after 8:00 A.M. where the family will receive friends on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 A.M.
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May 7, 2003
On May 4, 2003; LEON. Devoted husband of Rose Bennett. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 East North Avenue on Wednesday after 3 PM, where Funeral Services will take place on Thursday at 1:30 PM. See www.marchfh.com.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
Leon Furman, former director of sales for a machinery company and a World War II veteran, died May 3 of heart failure at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 95. The son of Stephen Furman, founder and president of Pederewski Building & Loan, and Maryanna Furman, owner of Lauren's Grocery Store in Walbrook, Leon Furman was born and raised on Haubert Street in Locust Point. After graduating from Southern High School, he attended the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Baltimore arts patrons Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker have donated $1 million to the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University to establish scholarships for students of near-legendary pianist and veteran Peabody faculty artist Leon Fleisher. In a statement released Monday, Meyerhoff called the 85-year-old Fleisher "quite simply, one of the great musicians of our time," one who "attracts stellar pianistic talents to the Peabody Institute from all over the world. " The new donation follows the $1 million Meyerhoff and Becker donated in recent years to support an endowment for undergraduate piano scholarships.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
Well, that was exhilarating. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra's concert Thursday night delivered some impressive sonic power, with the near-legendary Leon Fleisher providing the ignition. Most celebrated as a pianist of uncommon insight, Fleisher began conducting decades ago when, due to focal dystonia, he lost use of his right hand. He brings to the podium the same striving for musical honesty and communicative depth that has always characterized his keyboard work (one- or two-handed)
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
The author Ishmael Beah grew up listening to his grandmother tell folk tales that explained, among other things, why a spider has a narrow waist. He quickly realized that beneath the whimsy were hidden life lessons he was expected to master. "I would [sit] around the fire every evening and ask my grandmother what the stories meant, and she would refuse to tell me," Beah said. "The stories were like medicine. I was supposed to find the meanings for myself and let them strengthen me. " The boy needed all the strengthening he could get when he was kidnapped at age 13, drafted as a child soldier into Sierra Leone's civil war, and forced to commit atrocities.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
The Towson football team earned the No. 7 seed and a first-round bye in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision tournament, but the break won't help the offense's top two wide receivers. Senior Leon Kinnard, who led the Tigers (10-2) in catches with 43 and registered 664 yards and one touchdown, did not play in the team's 28-17 win against Colonial Athletic Association foe James Madison on Saturday and will miss the entire postseason, according to coach Rob Ambrose. “Leon's done,” Ambrose said Sunday, without specifying what ails the Reisterstown native and Loyola graduate.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2013
On an upper floor of the Peabody Conservatory the other day, the sound of a piano played by a single hand could be heard coming from Leon Fleisher's studio. Even through the closed, thick door, there was no mistaking the authority behind that sound. Fleisher, who turned 85 on July 23, remains one of the most compelling pianists in the world, whether playing with one hand or two - only for the past dozen or so years, thanks to Botox injections, has he enjoyed limited reuse of his right hand, immobilized nearly five decades ago because of focal dystonia.
NEWS
September 11, 2005
On September 8, 2005, LEON BILLUPS; beloved husband of Michelle Billups. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Monday after 8:30 A.M., where the family will receive friends on Wednesday 11:30, followed by funeral services at 12 noon. See www.marchfh.com
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
Longtime record collectors will have previous incarnations of releases in the 23-compact disc boxed set, "Leon Fleisher: The Complete Album Collection" from Sony Classical. Ultra-serious collectors, of course, will still have the original LPs from the 1950s and '60s weighing down shelves (artwork and liner notes from those vinyl days are reproduced here on the CD sleeves). But it's still great to have Fleisher's recorded legacy on the Columbia Masterworks/Epic and Sony Classical labels gathered in one tidy box. Make that treasure-trove.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
Vincent J. Leone, a former Locust Point cafe owner who with his two brothers sponsored notable amateur baseball teams, died Saturday at Genesis HealthCare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis, where he had been recuperating from a fall. The former longtime Brooklyn Park resident, who had recently moved to Kent Island, was 91. Vincent John Leone, the son of a construction company owner and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and spent his early years on Walbrook Avenue before moving to South Baltimore with his family.
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