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November 20, 1992

R. M. Robertson Jr.

Deputy sheriff

Robert Murray Robertson Jr., a Baltimore County deputy sheriff who helped found the department's K-9 section, died Wednesday from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Baltimore Oct. 15.

Services for Mr. Robertson, who was 35 and lived on Forge Road in White Marsh, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Schimunek's Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Road, in Perry Hall.

Mr. Robertson died at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was taken after he was thrown from his motorcycle into an oncoming car after colliding with another motorcycle in East Baltimore. He suffered multiple injuries.

Sheriff Norman M. Pepersack Jr. yesterday praised Mr. Robertson for his expertise and a friendly, outgoing demeanor that made him an asset to the department.

"If I could put it in one word, it would be 'exceptional,' " Sheriff Pepersack said.

Baltimore County Sheriffs Lodge 25 will hold a fund-raising event next month for Mr. Robertson's widow, Carol, and his two daughters, Casey, 5, and Kelly, 1.

Sheriff Pepersack said that the fund-raiser was originally conceived with the idea that Mr. Robertson would recover but would face heavy medical bills. Although the bills for over a month at Shock Trauma haven't all come in, funds will be needed to supplement Mr. Robertson's insurance coverage, Sheriff Pepersack said. Any surplus after medical bills are paid will go toward the girls' education, he said.

Mr. Robertson was born and reared in the Perry Hall section of Baltimore County and graduated from Perry Hall High School in 1975. He joined the Marines in 1978 and served at Camp Lejeune, N.C., until his discharge in 1981.

He began working for Baltimore County as a Detention Center guard in 1982, the year the new facility opened on Kenilworth Drive in Towson. He became a deputy sheriff in 1987.

He married the former Carol Diegel in 1984.

Active in a private search and rescue group called Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S., Mr. Robertson used his expertise in dog training to help form a K-9 unit, principally to help patrol the Towson County Courts Building and respond to bomb threats there.

An expert marksman, Mr. Robertson served as firearms instructor at the Detention Center.

He was a member of the Pythagoras Masonic Lodge 123.

Besides his wife and children, Mr. Robertson is survived by his mother, Doris M. Robertson, and his sister Heather Goulden, both of Baltimore County.

The fund-raiser for Mr. Robertson's family will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Timonium Fairgrounds 4-H Hall. Tickets are $20.

The sheriff's office is also accepting donations for the officer's family.

Contributions may be sent to the Robbie Robertson Fund, Office of the Sheriff of Baltimore County, 401 Bosley Ave., Towson, Md. 21204.

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Raymond R. Kyle

Firefighter

Raymond R. Kyle, a retired Baltimore firefighter who was active in church and fraternal groups, died Sunday after a blood vessel burst while he was on a cruise on the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, La.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Kyle, who was 71 and had moved from Brooklyn to Ocean City seven years ago, was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 3803 Fourth St. in Brooklyn.

He retired in 1973 from Engine Co. 2 at Light and Montgomery streets after 25 years in the department, 21 of them in Curtis Bay and three years as an instructor at the Fire Academy.

A native of Baltimore, he was a graduate of St. Mary Star of the Sea School. During World II, he served with the infantry in Africa and Italy, attaining the rank of sergeant.

In the Knights of Columbus, he was a former member of the Monsignor Ripple Council in Baltimore, a grand knight of the Ocean City Council and a member of the Monsignor Mickle Assembly of the Fourth Degree in Salisbury.

An extraordinary minister of the Eucharist at St. Luke's and St. Andrew's Parish in Ocean City, he did volunteer work there and at St. Rose of Lima.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dolores George; a son, Don Kyle of Grasonville; and a sister, Margaret Karcher of Ocean City.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the St. Luke's ,, and St. Andrew's building fund, Post Office Box 2117MBS, Ocean City, Md. 21842.

Pinkie C. Sledge

Helped the sick

Pinkie C. Sledge, a retired homemaker for the sick and disabled, died Saturday of a respiratory illness at Sinai Hospital.

Services for Mrs. Sledge, who was 76 and lived in the Bernard E. Mason Apartments in West Baltimore, were to be conducted at noon today at the First Baptist Church of Fairfield, 16109 Brady Ave.

Mrs. Sledge retired in 1981 after 25 years with the Family and Children's Society, helping clients at their homes. Earlier, she had worked as a nurse's aide at Crownsville State Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The former Pinkie Jones was born and reared in Jackson, N.C., and came to Baltimore in 1936.

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