S. Robert Kinghorn, 66, Beth Steel controllerS. Robert...

July 22, 1999

S. Robert Kinghorn, 66, Beth Steel controller

S. Robert Kinghorn, retired controller of Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, died of cancer Sunday at Mercy Medical Center. He was 66 and lived in Glen Arm.

He joined the accounting department at Beth Steel's old Key Highway ship repair yard in 1959, served in a similar position in Hoboken, N.J., and then was named assistant auditor general in Bethlehem, Pa. He was appointed controller at Sparrows Point in 1980 and retired in 1992.

Born in Piermont, N.H., he received a degree in business administration from Boston University in 1958 after having served in the Air Force.

He was elected board chairman of Patapsco Bank in 1997, having served on the board since 1990. He had been president of the Sparrows Point Country Club and treasurer of the Baltimore County Police Foundation.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Barbara Taylor; a son, Dale Kinghorn of New Port Richey, Fla.; two daughters, Patricia K. Carrington of Dallas and Stephanie K. Snyder of Phoenix, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.

John Glenn Whitman, 84, sales, marketing executive

John Glenn Whitman, a retired sales and marketing executive, died yesterday at Northwest Hospital Center of a stroke. He was 84 and lived in Owings Mills.

He retired about 20 years ago after a lengthy career selling building materials in Baltimore.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas' Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane, Garrison.

He is survived by his wife, the former Fanny Nelson Lyon, whom he married in 1941; three sons, John Glenn Whitman Jr. of Bethesda, C. N. Lyon Whitman of Glyndon and Marcus E. Whitman of Parkdale, Ore.; two daughters, Fanny N. L. Whitman of Chestnut Hill, Mass., and Lucy W. Mooney of Weston, Mass.; and five granddaughters.

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