Milton Kraft Jr., a retired chief project engineer for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. plant at Sparrows Point, died of cancer Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 69 and lived in Riviera Beach.
Services for Mr. Kraft were being held today at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3909 Pennington Ave. in Curtis Bay, and at 11 a.m. at the Ruck funeral establishment, 5305 Harford Road.
Mr. Kraft 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 was a consultant to the Yori Construction Co.
During World War II, he was an aviation electrician's mate in the 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.