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Robert M. Flint Jr.

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FLINT, JR. , Robert M. On November 18, 2012, died at home of esophageal cancer. The only child of Robert and Hazel Flint, Sr., Rob was born in Waukegan, IL in 1940. He earned a degree in economics and finance from the University of Illinois. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1968, including 12-months in Thailand during the Viet Nam War. He resigned his commission as Captain to pursue a career in finance and compliance with several companies including Westinghouse, Northrop Grumman, Martin Marietta, Gould, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Rob was an extrovert with a fine sense of humor. He made friends easily and was devoted to the well-being of his family, his friends and his community through involvement in social, environmental and justice causes. His constant curiosity prompted spontaneous adventures for family and friends. In retirement Rob enjoyed frequent bicycle and kayak trips to explore trails, marshes and streams. He planted gardens with native plants he learned about on his travels An active participant in Patapsco Heritage Greenway, he assisted in tree-planting events and regularly volunteered and organized stream clean-up efforts. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Marion, his cherished children Matthew (Christie), parents of Cathryn and Daniel of North Carolina, and Andrew (Amber) of Maine. Rob and Marion have made their home in Catonsville since 1970.
Formal memorial services will be held late in Illinois and Yellowstone National Park WY, but the family will receive friends at home in Catonsville on December 8, 2012 from 2-5 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be given in Rob's memory to the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, specifically for
tree planting or to the American Friends Service
Published in Baltimore Sun on Nov. 29, 2012
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