Anthony Iovane, 81, violist with Baltimore SymphonyAnthony...

February 01, 1996

Anthony Iovane, 81, violist with Baltimore Symphony

Anthony Iovane, a violist who performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for 30 years, died Sunday of heart disease at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 81 and lived in Guilford.

Known as Tony, he joined the BSO in 1957 after playing the previous two seasons with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

As a member of the orchestra's 1987 European tour -- after which he retired -- he performed in Bologna, Italy, where he had taught and played as a young musician.

Mr. Iovane, who immigrated to the United States in 1953, was born and raised in Giulianova in Italy's Abruzzi region. He was a graduate of the Conservatory of Music Statale Pescara and studied at Rome's Conservatory of Santa Cecilia.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 2 p.m. today at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St. Several BSO members will perform during the Mass.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Josephine Tringale.

Paul F. Berger, 79, Baltimore Sun printer

Paul F. Berger, a retired printer, died Sunday of a stroke after bypass surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 79 and had lived in Perryville for 11 years.

He retired in 1981 after 50 years in the composing room of The Sun.

The East Baltimore native was a 1934 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute. The former Parkville resident was a member of the Columbia Typographical Union 101-12 and during the 1940s played on the union's softball team.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, Harford Road and Echodale Avenue in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Onie Jane Jarrard; a daughter, Rosina E. Morris of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Thomas J. Berger Jr. of Hamilton; a sister, Edna Mengel of Parkville; and a grandchild.

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