Randolph B. Kilmon Sr., 68, yachtsman

July 15, 2006

Randolph Byrd Kilmon Sr., a retired T. Rowe Price executive and a yachtsman, died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday at his Kilmarnock, Va., home. The former Stoneleigh resident was 68.

Mr. Kilmon was born in Baltimore and raised in Original Northwood. He was a 1956 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in business from Washington & Lee University in 1960.

He served in the Army from 1960 to 1963, where he was a rifle range manager in El Paso, Texas, and attained the rank of lieutenant.

In 1963, he began his career as a stockbroker with the old Legg & Co. Two years later, he moved to Boston when he became a securities analyst and later senior partner of Loomis Sayles and Co.

Mr. Kilmon returned to Baltimore in 1982 when he was named a vice president at T. Rowe Price. He worked primarily in the field of venture capital and corporate finance, and often traveled to Silicon Valley seeking investment opportunities for the firm's clients, family members said.

In 1991, he retired from T. Rowe Price to pursue full time his love of sailing, which began in his youth when he explored the Magothy River. After he became more proficient in the sport, he sailed from Baltimore to Buzzards Bay, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Maine.

He sailed Airborne, his cat-ketch, in the 1995 round-trip Hampton Roads, Va.-to-Bermuda race, sponsored by West Marine, and finished first in both legs.

For the next five years, Mr. Kilmon roamed the Caribbean from November to April aboard the Drifter, a ketch.

In 2002, he married the former Alexandria Gary, an accomplished ocean sailor and former Ellicott City real estate agent, in Mustique in the West Indies.

Since 2003, the couple lived in a home that they built on Indian Creek near Kilmarnock.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. July 27 at Grace Episcopal Church in Kilmarnock. A second memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Alle- gheny Ave., Towson.

Also surviving are a son, Randolph Byrd Kilmon Jr. of Boston; and a grandson. His marriage to Mary Lou Kilmon ended in divorce.

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