Anthony P. Ciotola, 80, conductor, railroad buffAnthony P...

October 24, 1997

Anthony P. Ciotola, 80, conductor, railroad buff

Anthony P. Ciotola, a retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad conductor and a railroad buff, died of heart failure Tuesday at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The former Baltimore resident was 80.

Mr. Ciotola began his railroad career in 1941 as a brakeman and was promoted to freight conductor. He retired in 1979 and moved to Columbus in 1990.

The Baltimore native was raised on Wilkens Avenue and attended parochial schools.

As an adult, he lived on Ramsay Street, within the sight and sounds of the B&O's Mount Clare roundhouse, whose whistle daily summoned him to work.

Mr. Ciotola enjoyed collecting railroad-related items and watching trains when he wasn't working.

He was a former communicant of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville, where he was an usher.

He was married for 57 years to the former Pauline Glanzer, who died this month.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered today in Columbus.

He is survived by a son, Carmine A. Ciotola of Columbus; a daughter, Josephine B. Ciotola-Nappier of St. Louis; a brother, Joseph Ciotola of Catonsville; and a grandchild.

Pub Date: 10/24/97

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