Because words were dropped, an obituary in Tuesday's editions of The Washington Post about Lee Norris Bridges, 65, who died Aug. 13, failed to include the following information. Mr. Bridges was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Washington, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Eastern Board of Officials, the Rock Creek East Neighborhood League, the Columbia Beach Citizen Association and the Columbia Beach Boat Club.
Lee Norris Bridges, 65, a physical education teacher and assistant principal in the D.C. public school system for 30 years, died Wednesday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Coatesville, Pa., of Alzheimer's disease. He lived in Washington.
Mr. Bridges began his career in the school system here in 1942. He taught physical education at Browne and Kelly Miller junior high schools and was the assistant principal of the extended day program at Douglass Junior High. At the time of his retirement in 1972, he was assistant principal of Ballou High School.
He then served as a substitute classroom teacher until 1977. Much of his work during that period was at the Sharpe Health School.
In addition to his work as a teacher and principal, Mr. Bridges officiated at football and basketball games. He was a member of the D.C. chapter of the Eastern Board of Officials.
He was born in Pittsburgh and grew up there and in Georgia and New Jersey. He came to Washington in 1933 as a freshman at Howard University, from which he graduated in 1938. During World War II, Mr. Bridges served in the Army in Europe.
Mr. Bridges was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Washington, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Eastern Board Neighborhood League, the Columbia Beach Citizen Improvement Association and the Columbia Beach Boat Club.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Baker Bridges of Washington, and a son, Lee N. Jr., also of Washington.