Don Kivinski, 67, car salesman, engineer

April 17, 2003

Don Kivinski, a car salesman and former industrial engineer, died Sunday of a heart attack at his Joppatowne home. He was 67.

Born and raised in McKeesport, Pa., Mr. Kivinski earned a degree in civil engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.

He served in the Army from 1958 to 1961 in Germany, where he married Rosalie Fojdl, his wife of 44 years.

The couple moved to Harford County in 1965, and Mr. Kivinski worked as an industrial engineer at Westinghouse Electric Co. in Linthicum. He later was employed by Bendix Corp. in Towson and Doxee Foods in Baltimore County.

He retired as an engineer 12 years ago, then became an auto salesman -- most recently for Thompson Dodge in Dundalk.

Mr. Kivinski was a member of the Sparrows Point Country Club, and enjoyed boating on his craft, the Fraulein.

Services were held yesterday in Abingdon.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Kivinski is survived by three sons, Bernd Kivinski of Dunedin, Fla., Mark Kivinski of Joppatowne and Steven Kivinski of Potomac; three daughters, Kimberly Gorham of Northfield, Ill., Karen Granzier of Lutherville and Debbie Yarus of Baltimore; two brothers, Larry Kivinski of DeLand, Fla., and Lee Kivinski of Winter Park, Fla.; a sister, Kathy Gonzalez of Winter Park; and 12 grandchildren.

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