Thomas D. Yockel

December 28, 1990

Thomas D. Yockel, 55, who owned and operated a packaging business, died of a brain aneurysm Wednesday at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mark Chapel, 30 Melvin Ave., in Catonsville.

Mr. Yockel, who lived in Ellicott City, worked 22 years as packaging engineer for the Baltimore-based St. Joe Container Co. before founding Metro Packaging in 1981.

He played baseball in high school and while studying businesat the University of Maryland, where he was scouted by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

His wife of 35 years, the former Patricia Miceli, remembered her ++ husband as someone who liked an adventure.

"He tried everything, had diverse interests and was always looking for an adventure," she said. "Tom always said he'd spend eight hours driving to have one hour of fun."

Other survivors include his son, Thomas Bryan Yockel; a daughter, Lisa Marie Zipprian; a half-brother, Michael Yockel; his stepmother, Anna Yockel; and two grandchildren, all of Baltimore.

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