Frederick John Lengsfeld, a longtime Esskay worker and World War II veteran, died Sunday from oral cancer at the College Manor nursing home in Lutherville.
The Hamilton resident was 92.
He was the son of Leo Lengsfeld, a laborer, and Anna Richter Lengsfeld, a homemaker, and was the second-oldest of 11 children.
Mr. Lengsfeld left city public schools in the 11th grade so he could work, helping support his family after his father suffered a job injury.
He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 as an artilleryman.
In the 1940s Mr. Lengsfeld began his 50-year career at Esskay, the old East Baltimore meat packing company, weighing...