On March 14, Kenneth Lee Bargteil at his home, surrounded by his family, at 71. His passing brings an end to his battle with renal failure and multiple chronic health conditions. He was born June 14, 1950 to Betty and Herbert Bargteil in Baltimore. He distinguished himself academically as a young man by earning entry into the city’s advanced course program, followed by a scholarship to Duke University. He sold sandwiches and beer out of his dorm room to earn airfare to visit his parents during weekends. He began his career as a messenger for a small customs brokerage and freight forwarder in Baltimore before joining Kuehne+Nagel as an import manager. He advanced to the position of corporate vice president, which he held for 34 years until his retirement in 2015. He deeply loved his family and worked hard to provide them with all the opportunities they could wish for. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Jeffrey; and ex-wife Astrid. He is survived by children Adam (wife, Laura), Sara (husband Adam Valuckas), Tara (Estes) and Dylan (wife, Colleen) and ex-wife Mary, who worked tirelessly to secure his health and care at the end of his life. He is also survived by grandchildren Emilia, Nolan, Betty Lou and Lily.
Contributions may be sent to the Maryland Food Bank, Attn: Donor Services 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road, Baltimore, MD 21227 or the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1301 York Road Suite 404, Lutherville, MD 21093.