Donald K. Miner Sr.

Age 48: MdTA worker was avid camper.

June 18, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Donald K. Miner Sr., a retired Maryland Transportation Authority maintenance employee and avid camper, died of melanoma June 8 at his Bel Air home. He was 48.

Mr. Miner was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk. He was a 1979 graduate of Patapsco High School. Before retiring last year on a medical disability, Mr. Miner worked for the Maryland Transportation Authority for 27 years. The authority maintains state roads and rights of way, and Mr. Miner was a maintenance technician and crew chief. His last assignment was at the Harbor Tunnel.

Mr. Miner enjoyed taking his family on camping trips.

"He fulfilled a lifelong dream when he visited Hawaii last year," said his wife of 24 years, the former Mildred Yvonne Hall.

Mr. Miner liked collecting pins documenting his travels, his wife said.

He was a member of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in Joppa, where services were held Thursday.

Also surviving are a son, Donald K. "D.J." Miner Jr. of Bel Air; two daughters, Brittney A. Atwell of Abingdon and Kelli E. Frye of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; his mother, Dolores Marie Miner of Dundalk; three brothers, Thomas M. Miner of Kingsville, John J. Miner of Abingdon and Shawn S. Miner of Edgemere; a sister, Patricia Feige of Hampstead, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

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