Lloyd A. Tinker, 81, computer analyst

May 24, 2002

Lloyd A. Tinker, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. computer analyst, died of cancer Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Edgewood resident was 81.

Born and raised in Colorado, Mr. Tinker earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder.

He enlisted in the Army in 1942, and served in the Pacific and Europe. As a member of the 78th Infantry Division, he fought and was severely wounded at the Battle of the Bulge. He attained the rank of lieutenant, and his decorations included the Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman's Badge.

He began his career with Bethlehem at Sparrows Point in the 1940s, working in various departments. He retired in 1983.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and camper. Mr. Tinker was a member of Sparrows Point Country Club, where he played golf.

His marriage to the former Marya Tregellas ended in divorce. In 1957, he married Esta Hall, who died in 1990.

Plans for services with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery were incomplete.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, the former Gudrun "Gerta" Ranft; two sons, Lloyd C. Tinker of Cockeysville and David H. Tinker of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

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