Russell C. Menta, 66, Internal Revenue agentRussell C...

June 28, 1996

Russell C. Menta, 66, Internal Revenue agent

Russell C. Menta, a retired Internal Revenue Service agent, died last Friday of cancer at his Cockeysville home. He was 66.

The native of North Bergen, N.J., graduated from Rutgers University in 1953 and took graduate classes at Seton Hall University and the University of Michigan. He joined the IRS in 1954 in New Jersey and moved to Maryland in 1971. He retired in 1990.

He was a member of the Cockeysville Optimists and the Baltimore chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He also was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville, where he taught religious studies.

A funeral Mass was offered Monday.

Survivors include his wife, the former Josephine Martini, whom he married in 1956; two daughters, Lisa Benson of Cockeysville and Ticia Armstrong of Timonium; and eight grandchildren.

Frank V. Micriotti, 90, maintenance supervisor

Frank V. Micriotti, a retired supervisor of maintenance, died Monday of cancer in the home that he built in Essex. He was 90.

Mr. Micriotti was born in Sicily and came to the United States with his family when he was 6. He first lived in Cannonsburg, Pa., where he was educated, and came to Baltimore in the early 1920s.

Over the years, he worked for various firms and in 1964 became assistant supervisor of maintenance at J. Schoeneman in Owings Mills. He retired in 1976.

Mr. Micriotti, who became a U.S. citizen in 1939, lived for many years on Warden Street near the Maryland Penitentiary in Baltimore until he bought an acre lot in Essex on which he built his home.

"He started in 1945 and it took him two years, and he did everything except the plumbing and electrical," said his son, Frank P. Micriotti, who lives in the house.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9: 15 a.m. today at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, 1704 Old Eastern Ave. in Essex, where he was a communicant.

Other survivors include his wife, the former Anna Mary Cammarta, whom he married in 1932; a brother, Anthony J. Micriotti of Randallstown; and two sisters, Jenny Biscotti of Sykesville and Marion Dellas of Dundalk.

Pub Date: 6/28/96

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