Leo Abendschoen Retired restaurateur


Leo G. Abendschoen, a retired restaurant owner, died of a heart ailment Monday at St. Martin's Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Abendschoen, who was 96 and lived at the Catonsville home, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the home's chapel.

He retired about 30 years ago as owner of Leo's on Frederick Avenue near Monroe Street. The restaurant specialized in crab cakes.

A member of the Knights of Columbus and the Order of the Alhambra, he had been a civil defense worker during World War II. The Baltimore native was married in 1922 to Elizabeth Heying, who died in 1987.

He is survived by a daughter, Betty Thomas of Catonsville; a son, George Abendschoen of Catonsville; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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