Robert B. Kirkwood, 76, chief financial officer
Robert Brooke Kirkwood, retired financial officer for an automobile parts manufacturer and lifelong Baltimore area resident, died Friday at Stella Maris nursing center of complications from a stroke. He was 76.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Kirkwood graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1938 and four years later received an associates degree in business administration from the old Baltimore College of Commerce. He became a certified public accountant at age 22.
During World War II, he served in the Army's Quartermaster Corps, and traveled around the country to assist corporate executives on concluding government contracts as the war ended.
He joined Harbor Sales Co., a millworking shop in South Baltimore, as an accountant. In 1963, he joined the financial staff of Murray Corp., an auto parts manufacturer now based in Hunt Valley. He retired in 1988 as chief financial officer and treasurer.
Services will be held at 1: 30 p.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Anna Lee Klutch; two daughters, Barbara Lee Hastings of Bel Air and Ann Kirkwood Robinson of Frederick; two sons, Robert Garth Kirkwood of Dublin, Ireland, and Richard Cort Kirkwood of Luray, Va.; a brother, Samuel M. Kirkwood of Ruxton; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Rebecca K. Reinders, 42, homemaker, volunteer
Rebecca K. Reinders, a homemaker and volunteer, died Thursday of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 42 and lived in Columbia.
Mrs. Reinders was a longtime volunteer with the Maryland Lupus Foundation and Lorien Nursing Home in Columbia.
The former Rebecca Kerby was born in Washington and moved to Columbia, where she graduated from Wilde Lake High School. She attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
She was an active communicant and coordinator of the pastoral counseling program at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. April 27.
She is survived by her husband, Richard D. Reinders, whom she married in 1978; her mother, Dolores K. Kerby of Columbia; a brother, Lewis M. Kerby of Catonsville; and two sisters, Stephanie Jo Kerby of Calverton and Pamela K. Ezzat of Ellicott City.
Eugene Clayton Sutton, 81, real estate executive
Eugene Clayton Sutton, a vice president of the Weaver Brothers real estate brokerage firm in Baltimore for 30 years, died April 13 of heart and kidney failure in Knoxville, Tenn. He was 81.
Born in the Freeland area of Baltimore County, Mr. Sutton graduated from the old Sparks High School in 1933. He attended Baltimore Business College before taking an accounting position with Fisher Body, an airplane parts manufacturer in Baltimore.
In 1945, Mr. Sutton left Fisher Body to become vice president in charge of sales at Weaver Brothers, holding that position until 1975, when he started his own brokerage business, Strutt/Sutton. He retired in 1985 and moved to Knoxville.
Services were held Friday. He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Strayer; two sons, Douglas E. Sutton of Jefferson, Pa., and Martin S. Sutton of Knoxville; three daughters, Barbara S. Widows, Harriet S. Pepersack and Charlotte S. Ensor, all of Towson; a sister, Ethel S. Zeller of San Diego; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pub Date: 4/20/98