Tor Martin Hylbom

The Baltimore Sun

Tor Martin Hylbom, a retired Sun makeup editor who was active in his church, died of a stroke Jan. 24 at Sinai Hospital. The former longtime Anneslie resident was 69.

Mr. Hylbom was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colo., and graduated from the Kent School in Kent, Conn., in 1958.

He attended Washington and Lee University, and earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado College in 1962.

From 1963 to 1967, Mr. Hylbom, who was a graduate of the Army Language School at Fort Ord in Monterey, Calif., served in the Army, attaining the rank of captain.

Mr. Hylbom, who was known as Marty, began his newspaper career in 1967 as an $8-a-week reporter, sports editor and photographer on the Loveland Reporter Herald in Colorado.

The next year, he joined The Evansville Courier in Evansville, Ind., as a copy editor. He moved to Baltimore in 1970 when he took a job as a copy editor at The Sun.

He was later promoted to assistant editor of the newspaper's old Sunday Perspective section and later became a features editor.

From 1978 until retiring in 1982, Mr. Hylbom worked in the newspaper's composing room as a makeup editor.

In recent years, the former Anneslie resident, who moved to Pikesville, worked as a driver for Freedom Services.

For several decades, Mr. Hylbom was an active member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampden, where he sang with the choir and had been a member of the vestry.

In recent years, he was a member of Christ the King Church of Towson, which is affiliated with the Anglican Church in America. He was a choir member, organized the men's retreat and taught guitar through the Fretboard Fellowship.

In addition to playing his guitar, Mr. Hylbom was an auto buff.

Services were held Saturday.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Penelope Jane Walholm; two sons, Tor Hylbom of Arcadia, Calif., and Paul Hylbom of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Amy Shook of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a sister, Ingrid Hylbom Hetfield of Ocean View, Del.; and 11 grandchildren.

An obituary published for Tor Martin Hylbom published in Monday's editions of The Baltimore Sun inadvertently omitted a survivor. Mr. Hylbom is survived by another son, Matthew Hylbom of Baltimore. Also, Mr. Hylbom's salary at his first job, at the Loveland Reporter Herald in Colorado, was incorrect. It was $80 a week.The Baltimore Sun regrets the errors.
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