A Mass of Christian burial for Robert Sloan, a retired mutuel manager at Maryland racetracks, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Mount Washington.
Mr. Sloan died Friday at his Elkridge Estates home after a long illness. He was 89.
Born in Baltimore County, he attended the St. James School near Hagerstown and later took a business course at the Tome Institute in Cecil County.
Mr. Sloan was employed by General Motors Acceptance Corp. in Baltimore, Washington and Columbia, S.C. He began his career in the mutuel department of the racetracks in 1940.
In 1952 he was made mutuel manager at Timonium, Pimlico and Bowie. He also served five years as head of the mutuel department at Thistledown, Chanwood, Randall Park and Grandview Park, a trotting track in Cleveland.
Mr. Sloan was mutuel manager in Charlestown, W.Va., from 1958 to 1968 when he retired from all tracks except Timonium, where he was also stockholder, director and member of the executive committee.
He also worked in New Jersey, Atlantic City and New York when mutuels were installed.
Mr. Sloan was a member of the Maryland Club and the Elkridge Club.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Elizabeth Rudigier; two stepdaughters, Laetitia M. Brooks of Baltimore and Elizabeth M. Conklin of Glen Arm; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.