Ronald A. Mlinarchik, an electrical engineer and former Baltimore resident, died of cancer Sunday at a hospital in Fairfax, Va. He was 56.
Mr. Mlinarchik was born in Baltimore and raised on Harford Terrace. He was a 1965 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1969. Two years later, he earned a master's in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.
A resident of Mount Vernon, Va., he had worked at the Pentagon since 1969 in the office of the secretary of the Army in research, development and acquisition.
Mr. Mlinarchik enjoyed power boating and riding his motorcycle.
Services were held Wednesday.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, the former Gail Anne Hotelling; two sons, Matthew Mlinarchik and Christopher Mlinarchik, both of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Rachel Mlinarchik of Los Angeles; his mother, Marjorie Mlinarchik of Baltimore; a brother, Alan Mlinarchik of Glen Arm; and two sisters, Lin Eyer of Bel Air and Catherine Mlinarchik of Baltimore.