Edward S. Lancelotta, 79, compositor with The SunEdmond S...

November 25, 1995

Edward S. Lancelotta, 79, compositor with The Sun

Edmond S. Lancelotta, a retired compositor for The Baltimore Sun, died of Alzheimer's disease Tuesday at his Little Italy residence. He was 79.

He retired from The Baltimore Sun, which publishes The Sun, in 1978 after a 37-year career with the newspaper.

Mr. Lancelotta won the first employees bowling tournament in 1952 and in 1963. He also was a well-known Little Italy boccie player, according to his family.

Mr. Lancelotta was born in Natick, R.I., and moved to Baltimore as a young boy where he was educated in city schools.

He enlisted in the Army the day after the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor and served with the Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific until he was discharged in 1945.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church, Stiles and Exeter streets, Little Italy.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Rose Pente; a son, Raymond Lancelotta of Parkville; two daughters, Mary Roberta Shaw of Catonsville and Regina L. Milio of Ellicott City; four brothers, Guido Lancelotta and Victor Lancelotta, both of Baltimore, and Jerry Lancelotta and Charles Lancelotta, both of Catonsville; three sisters, Henrietta Juliano and Mary Bianco, both of Catonsville, and Eleanor Apicella of Ellicott City; and nine grandchildren.

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