Milton Kraft Jr. Steel plant engineer

January 15, 1991

Services for Milton Kraft Jr., a retired chief project engineer for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. plant at Sparrows Point, will be held at 9 a.m. today at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3909 Pennington Ave. in Curtis Bay, and at 11 a.m. at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

Mr. Kraft, who was 69 and lived in Riviera Beach, died of cancer Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice.

He retired in 1981 as head of the engineers doing planning and design work for new construction at the steel plant, where he had worked for 34 years. Following his retirement, he served as a consultant to the Yori Construction Co.

Before joining Bethlehem Steel, he worked as a tool designer for what is now the Martin Marietta Corp.

During World War II, he served as an aviation electrician's mate in the U.S. Navy.

He had served as president of the church council at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Curtis Bay and earlier at Zion Lutheran Church in Baltimore County and at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Highlandtown.

A life member of the American Institute of Iron and Steel Engineers, he also belonged to the Sparrows Point Engineers Club and the Composite Lodge of the Masons.

His first wife, the former Lillian Heymann, died in 1974.

He is survived by his wife, the former Myrtle Moore; a son, Karl J. Kraft of Whiteford; a daughter, Lesli Johnson of Westminster; two stepdaughters, Janet Miller and Cheryl Tyson, both of Riviera Beach; a stepson, James Jordan of Fort Myers, Fla.; three sisters, Bertha Sommers, Catherine Heise and June Gedden, all of Baltimore; a brother, Albert Wayne Kraft of Baltimore; and 12 grandchildren.

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