Angelo F. Palmisano, a retired businessman who was active in Democratic politics and served four years in the Maryland House of Delegates, died Saturday of cancer at his home in Lutherville. He was 75.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Palmisano will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.
He retired more than 20 years ago as owner of Hick's Auto Service, a body and fender repair business that he began in 1960.
For 15 years before that, he was a partner in the Walter H. Hicks Lincoln-Mercury dealership. He had also worked for a brief time at a gasoline station owned by a brother.
The native of the Oldtown section of East Baltimore had worked in two other family businesses: a fruit and produce business at Belair Market and a coal hauling company. After his retirement from the automobile business, he worked briefly as a food broker and in traffic control equipment sales.
As a Baltimore resident he had been a member of the Northeast Democratic Organization and served on the boards of the Northwood and Heatherfield associations. He served in the House from 1962 to 1966.
From 1975 to 1989, he was chairman of the Board of Review of the state Department of Agriculture. At the time of his death, he was on the board of the Uninsured Employers Fund, which handles workmen's compensation claims.
In the late 1930s, he worked for the Mutual Chemical Co. of America and in the 1940s for the Glenn L. Martin Co. and the Bendix Radio Division of the Bendix Corp. While at Bendix, he was awarded an Army-Navy "E" in recognition of his work.
Mr. Palmisano was educated at Calvert Hall College, Johns Hopkins University and what is now the New Community College of Baltimore.
He was a member of the Engineering Society of Baltimore and the Second Thursday Sportsmen's Club.
His wife, the former Adelaide R. Giardina, died in 1989.
He is survived by two daughters, Agatha M.L. Jones of Towson and Angela M. Kisnick of Perry Hall; a son, Charles H. Fuller Jr. of Cub Hill; a brother, Samuel F. Palmisano of Rosedale; a sister, Concetta Comeaux of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.