Robert Sloan, a retired mutuel manager at Maryland racetracks, died Friday at his Elkridge Estates home after a long illness. He was 89.
A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Sloan was being offered today at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Mount Washington.
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.
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 also was a stockholder, director and member of the executive committee.
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.