In an obituary about Elsie F. "Mickey" Connors that appeared Dec.2, the surname of a daughter, Michaele Anne Belford, was misspelled. (Published 12/03/1999)

David Morgan Baehler


David Morgan Baehler, 53, a historian who retired on disability in 1995 after 10 years with the State Department as a European specialist, died Nov. 28 at the Woodbine Nursing Home. He had multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Baehler was a native of Chicago whose home was in Alexandria.

He graduated from Michigan State University, where he also received a master's degree in political science and a doctorate in history. He did additional graduate work in history at the University of Vienna as a Fulbright scholar.

He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Dr. Baehler was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria.

His marriage to Patricia Ingle ended in divorce.

Survivors include his parents, Theodore M. Baehler and Ava Baehler, both of Grand Rapids, Mich., and a sister.

Elsie F. Connors


Elsie F. Connors, 93, a volunteer who managed fund-raising activities for schools, including Stone Ridge, Georgetown Prep and St. Thomas the Apostle, died of kidney failure Nov. 28 at Lisner House in Washington.

Mrs. Connors was born in Portsmouth, Va., and moved to this area in the 1920s.

As a young woman, Mrs. Connors worked in the circulation department of the Washington Times-Herald.

She was a former president of the PTA at St. Thomas the Apostle School.

Her husband, Thomas J. "Dutch" Connors, died in 1971.

Survivors include two children, Jerry C. Connors of Bethesda and Michaele Anne Bedford of Kensington; and five grandchildren.

Eleanor Royer Lehrer


Eleanor Royer Lehrer, 83, a community service volunteer and retired Labor Department statistician, died of cancer Nov. 25 at her home in Alexandria.

Mrs. Lehrer was born on a family dairy farm in Franklin County, Pa. She graduated with honors from Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., in 1938, then was a teacher in Pennsylvania for two years.

She moved to Washington in 1940, attended what is now Strayer University and took a job with the Labor Department during World War II. There, she met Alexander Lehrer, an engineer in the bureau of ships, and the two married in 1947.

In Alexandria, she was a member of the Tauxemont Community Association and a founding member of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, where she also served on its newsletter staff and volunteered with the holiday shop.

She was also active in the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women.

In addition to her husband of Alexandria, survivors include three children, Edward A. Lehrer of Alexandria, David L. Lehrer of Oakland, Calif., and Dana Lehrer Mitchell of Annandale; two brothers, Bill Royer of Syracuse, N.Y., and John Royer of Columbus, Ohio; and a sister, Dorothy Royer Seibert of Clear Spring, Md.