Donald S. Leiter, 60, engineer, bicycle shop...


Donald S. Leiter, 60, engineer, bicycle shop owner

Donald S. Leiter, a retired industrial engineer who owned the Golden Ring Bicycle Shop, died Monday of a stroke at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The Rosedale resident was 60.

Mr. Leiter opened the Philadelphia Road bicycle shop in 1993, selling and repairing bikes.

In 1991, he retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Hunt Valley division, where he worked in the procurement quality assurance department.

The Catonsville native graduated from City College in 1957 and served in the Air Force until 1962.

He earned an associate's degree from Catonsville Community College and, in 1971, a bachelor's degree in industrial management from the University of Baltimore.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9: 15 a.m. Friday at NTC St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Chesaco Ave., Rosedale.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, the former Nancy Mirabile; a son, Patrick C. Leiter of Upper Darby, Pa.; two daughters, Susan E. Leiter and Sara C. Leiter, both of Rosedale; five brothers, Robert Leiter of Bridgeville, Del., Kenneth Leiter of Berkley Springs, W.Va., Howard Leiter of Greenbackville, Va., Arnold Leiter of Troy, N.Y., and Glenn Leiter of Baltimore; and a sister, Joyce Sommer of Baltimore. John T. Fitzpatrick II, a retired electrical engineer who worked on the 1990s restoration of Philadelphia's 30th Street Station and other projects, died of a heart attack May 13 at home in Salisbury. The former resident of Bel Air and Aberdeen was 73.

He owned a commercial electrical engineering firm in Bel Air from the late 1940s to 1975, when he joined Hyman Construction Co., now Clark Construction Co. He retired in 1994 and moved to Salisbury.

The Belcamp native was educated in Harford County public schools and studied engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.

In 1945, the World War II Marine veteran married Mary Pettit, who died in 1980. In 1981, he married Marilou Howard. She died in March.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1 p.m. today at St. Frances de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Salisbury.

He is survived by three sons, John T. Fitzpatrick III of Ithaca, N.Y., Mark P. Fitzpatrick of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Craig M. Fitzpatrick of North Beach; two daughters, Zoe E. Fitzpatrick of Annapolis and Lynn Evy of Presque Isle, Maine; a stepdaughter, Teresa Tresp of Annapolis; three brothers, Robert Fitzpatrick of Bel Air, William Fitzpatrick of Harrisburg, Pa., and Richard Fitzpatrick of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Betty Collins of Bel Air; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 5/20/98

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