Laird D. KinnairdMartin Marietta executiveLaird D...


March 08, 1993

Laird D. Kinnaird

Martin Marietta executive

Laird D. Kinnaird, a former engineer and retired vice president of Martin Marietta Corp., died Thursday at his home in Timonium of Lou Gehrig's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was 63.

Mr. Kinnaird had worked in Baltimore for the company, moved to its Orlando, Fla., operations, then returned to Baltimore in 1981 as vice president in charge of the company's vertical launching system. The system is used primarily on the Tomahawk cruise missile.

He retired last year because of his illness.

Born in Edenton, N.C., and reared in Flemington, N.J., Mr. Kinnaird earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1953 and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.

He went to work for what was then the Glenn L. Martin Co. in the Baltimore area in 1953 as a structural engineer.

He worked on a nuclear engineering program from 1956 to 1957 at the International School of Nuclear Science and Engineering in Lemont, Ill., as part of a work-related study program.

In 1963, he moved to the Orlando division of the Martin Marietta Corp. as a heat shield specialist on the Sprint missile.

An avid reader, Mr. Kinnaird was particularly knowledgeable on military history.

He enjoyed boating and collected model steam engines, many of them made in England and Germany. He acquired them during trips with his wife to Europe.

Services were to be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Towson Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake and Highland avenues.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, the former Mary Ellen "Molly" Moore of Timonium; his mother, Marian Kinnaird of Towson; a daughter, Leslie Monson of Orlando; two sons, Clark D. Kinnaird of Dallas and Bruce J. Kinnaird of Orlando; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial donations to ALS Research, 30 E. Padonia Road, Timonium 21093.

John L. Daugherty


John Leas Daugherty, a baker for 38 years, died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 65.

Before retiring in 1988, Mr. Daugherty worked for eight years at the Giant Food bakery in Silver Spring. Earlier, he was a baker for more than 25 years for the Acme supermarket chain in Baltimore.

Mr. Daugherty was born and reared in Baltimore. He lived in Catonsville before moving to Cape St. Claire 18 years ago.

During World War II, Mr. Daugherty served in the United States with the Army Air Corps.

He belonged to the Moose and of St. Andrew's by the Bay Church, at 1257 Hilltop Drive in Cape St. Claire, where a memorial Mass was to be offered at 11 a.m. today.

Mr. Daugherty is survived by his wife, the former Anna Cavallo; a stepdaughter, Yvonne Van Lill of Cape St. Claire; a stepson, George F. Sims of Sykesville; a brother, Richard Daugherty of Venice, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the Cape St. Claire Volunteer Fire Department, Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis 21401.

Charles P. Dalton

Retired city employee

Charles Patrick Dalton, a retired city water department

employee, died Friday of a heart attack at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 85.

For 48 years, Mr. Dalton worked in the water department and was its head clerk before he retired in 1972.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Dalton was educated in parochial schools. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus, the Towson Moose and the United Third District Democratic Club. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe and attained the rank of corporal.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 6806 McClean Blvd., Baltimore, 21234, to which the family suggested memorial donations be made.

Mr. Dalton is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Monnie Hasslinger; a stepdaughter, Joan Bennett of Cockeysville; a sister, Loretta Mellinger of Towson; and three granddaughters.

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