Calgary Herald - - CLASSIFIED -

Lexie was born in 1942 in a hous­ing project and at age 15 built a shoeshine box in high school shop class. He never got fur­ther than Grade 8, ac­cord­ing to the Pitts­burgh Post-Gazette, but would haul his wooden shoeshine box to busi­nesses up and down the Mon Val­ley in Pitts­burgh. Then, from 1982 to 2013 — ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day — he would leave his home at 5:50 a.m., and take sev­eral buses so he could ar­rive at ex­actly 7:25 a.m. at the UPMC Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal of Pitts­burgh.

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