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Lee S. Fleishman, electrical engineer

Lee Schimmel Fleishman
Lee Schimmel Fleishman

Lee S. Fleishman, a retired electrical engineer who was an avid bicyclist, died of cancer Sept. 25 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88.

The son of Sylvan Fleishman, the administrator of the Maryland Penitentiary's woodshop, and Sophie Fleishman, a homemaker, Lee Schimmel Fleishman was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park on Fernhill Avenue.

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After graduating in 1944 from Polytechnic Institute, he served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 as an electrician's mate 3rd class and was stationed in Saipan.

He entered the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1950 in electrical engineering.

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Mr. Fleishman worked at Bendix Radio Corp. in Towson, and then spent 25 years with the Westinghouse Electric Corp. until retiring in 1988.

He had served as an officer with the Kidney Foundation of Maryland. He had volunteered with the Hereford Volunteer Ambulance Service and was a volunteer ranger with the Maryland Park Service doing trail maintenance of the former Northern Central Railroad Trail.

The longtime Pikesville resident, who moved to Monkton in 1995, was a bicyclist and active member of Cycle Across Maryland, One Less Car, Baltimore Bicycle Club and Cycling Seniors.

In addition to leading bicycle trips, he was a member of the Mountain Club of Maryland, where he also led hikes. He was a member of the Calico Squares square dancing club.

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For the last two years, Mr. Fleishman had lived at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville, where he chaired the audio-visual and information technology committees.

Mr. Fleishman liked working in the community's woodworking shop and repairing residents' electrical devices.

He was a member of Oheb Shalom Congregation.

Services were private.

Mr. Fleishman is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Ruth Sandler; two sons, David Mivasair of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Daniel Fleishman of Corvallis, Ore.; a daughter, Carol Fleishman of Baltimore; a brother, Bob Fleishman of Stevenson; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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