A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph Charles Cirri, a retired electrical engineer and saltwater fisherman, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, Towson.
Mr. Cirri, who was 67 and a resident of Northeast Baltimore, died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a 2 1/2 -year battle with cancer.
He retired five years ago from the old Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., better known as A&P, after a 25-year career.
A Baltimore native, Mr. Cirri graduated from Southern High School and received his engineering training in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the South Pacific.
Mr. Cirri was described as "your honest-to-goodness fisherman" by a daughter, Bobbie J. Jenkins of Towson. "Just to be out on the water was his thing," she said.
He also played piano, guitar and mandolin, which he learned from his parents, and did woodworking.
In addition to his daughter Bobbie, Mr. Cirri is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Mildred Elizabeth Keys; a son, Michael J. Cirri of Timonium; another daughter, Jo Anne E. Boggs of Perry Hall; and six grandchildren.