Homer Kornman, 90

MPT manager, veteran

May 03, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Homer C. Kornman, former technical operations manager at Maryland Public Television, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday at his Owings Mills home. He was 90.

Mr. Kornman was born and raised in Rochester, Pa., and was a graduate of the Capitol Radio Engineering Institute in Washington.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Navy, where he was an electronics instructor stateside and later in Guam. He attained the rank of lieutenant commander and remained an active reservist until 1977.

After the war, he went to work at WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Va., and rose to chief engineer. In 1968, he joined MPT in Owings Mills, where he was technical operations manager until retiring in 1982.

A resident of Owings Mills for 40 years, Mr. Kornman was a big-game hunter.

"He hunted on six continents and in all 50 states," said a daughter, Virginia Lee Farley of Lubbock, Texas.

Mr. Kornman was also an avid vegetable gardener.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main St., in Reisterstown, where services were held yesterday.

Also surviving are his wife of 65 years, Alene Whitlow; two other daughters, Mary Susan Sutphin of San Diego and Mary Alice Myers of Herndon, Va.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A son, Donald R. Kornman, died in 1945.

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