Leon J. Sadowski, a former Social Security Administration analyst and benefactor of Mount St. Joseph High School, died Monday at Franklin Square Hospital from complications of colon surgery. The Parkville resident was 88.
Leon Julian Sadowski was the son of Alexander Aloysius Sadowski, a longshoreman, and Susan Emily Nelson, a homemaker. He was born in Baltimore and raised in a rowhouse on Towson Street in Locust Point.
“They had an outhouse until indoor plumbing was acquired,” wrote a daughter, Patrick Preblick of Glen Ridge, N.J., in a biographical profile of her father.
She said Mr. Sadowski’s father “gave him five $20 bills in order to go to school, and he chose...