Shoe-shiner do­nated $200K to hos­pi­tal

Calgary Herald - - CLASSIFIED -

I WANTED TO SEE THE KIDS GET WELL, TO SEE THEY GOT WELL AND GOT BET­TER AND THINGS LIKE THAT . ... I MADE MY­SELF HAPPY. — AL­BERT LEXIE

Al­bert Lexie, a part-time shoe-shiner who do­nated more than US$200,000 in tips to a Pitts­burgh chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal, has died of an undis­closed health con­di­tion.

Dr. Sa­muel Ko­coshis, left, says his Ox­ford shoes had a stand­ing Fri­day date with Al­bert Lexie dur­ing the 1980s and ’90s at the UPMC Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal of Pitts­burgh. BILL WADE / PITTS­BURGH POST-GAZETTE VIA THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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