Kenneth M. Fyhr, 54, mechanical engineer

August 02, 2002

Kenneth M. Fyhr, a mechanical engineer and Baltimore native, died of cancer July 26 at his home in Russellville, Ky. He was 54.

Raised on Gleneagle Road in Northeast Baltimore, Mr. Fyhr was a 1965 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1969.

He began working that year at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant helping to build modern blast furnaces. In 1985, he left Baltimore and went to work for Logan Aluminum in Russellville as a special projects engineer in the company's mechanical department.

An Eagle Scout, Mr. Fyhr was active in Scouting in Russellville, and helped 14 of his Scouts earn Eagle status.

He was a member of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, Association of Facility Engineers and Sons of the American Revolution. He enjoyed woodworking, landscaping and working on home improvement projects.

In Baltimore, he had been a member of Faith Presbyterian Church. He converted to Catholicism, and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Russellville, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday.

Mr. Fyhr is survived by his wife of 22 years, the former Julia Clark; a son, Kenneth M. Fyhr Jr., and a daughter, Jennie E. Fyhr, both of Russellville; his parents, Carlton D. and Floretta M. Fyhr of Parkville; and two brothers, David R. Fyhr of Kingsville and Donald C. Fyhr of Pasadena.

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