Thomas L. Kitchner Jr., newspaper worker

He had worked in packaging at The Baltimore Sun's Port Covington plant

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September 27, 2014|By Frederick N. Rasmussen | The Baltimore Sun

Thomas L. Kitchner Jr., a recently retired Baltimore Sun employee who had worked previously at Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Sept. 21 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications from a fall. He was 66.

Thomas Leonard Kitchner Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklyn Park. He graduated in 1966 from Merganthaler Technical-Vocational High School and enlisted in the Army in 1968. He served with an infantry unit and saw combat in Vietnam.

He was discharged in 1968 and later earned an associate's degree from what is now the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville.

He worked for many years in engineering at Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Linthicum plant, which is now Northrop Grumman.

For the past 17 years until retiring this year, Mr. Kitchner worked in packaging at The Baltimore Sun's Port Covington printing plant.

A Brooklyn Park resident, Mr. Kitchner was a student of history, enjoyed reading and liked lively discussions and "an exchange of ideas," said his daughter, Delores Ryland of Westminster.

He was an outdoorsman and an inveterate fisherman.

Services are private.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Kitchner is survived by his son, Thomas E. Kitchner of Baltimore; and a granddaughter. His marriage to the former Arlene Walton ended in divorce.

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