Albert Richard Baines Jr., tool designer and WWII veteran

Albert Richard Baines Jr., a retired tool designer for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and World War II veteran, died Tuesday at his home in Arnold. He was 92.

According to the funeral home handling his service, his death was due to "natural causes."

Born in Baltimore on Sept. 25, 1919, Mr. Baines was raised in Sparrows Point, where he graduated from Sparrows Point High School. He served in the Army as a paratrooper in the Pacific during World War II. He was in the 462nd Parachute Field Artillery, 503rd Regimental Combat Team.

After the war, Mr. Baines attended the Johns Hopkins University and went to work for the Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s steel mill in Sparrows Point and Black & Decker Corp. He spent more than 30 years with Westinghouse in Linthicum, where he was a tool designer working on projects for NASA and others.

Mr. Baines married the former Ruby Frances Brown, who died June 30, 2005. They had two sons, Albert Richard Baines III and Blake Randall Baines.

In his free time, Mr. Baines liked to paint with oils and acrylics and draw with charcoals and colored pencils. He also enjoyed square dancing and was active with his sons in the Boy Scouts of America.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Barranco & Sons P.A. Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Glen Burnie.

In addition to his sons, Mr. Baines is survived by two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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