Theodosio V. Gandini, 77, aerospace engineer

July 02, 2002

Theodosio V. Gandini, a retired aerospace engineer and supervisor, died of cancer Saturday at Bonnie Blink Masonic Home in Cockeysville. He was 77.

Mr. Gandini was born and reared in Buffalo, N.Y., where he graduated from high school. During World War II, he served with the Army Air Forces, and was discharged with the rank of technical sergeant in 1945.

He went to work for Bell Aircraft in Buffalo after the war. In 1957, he joined General Dynamics Corp., where he worked as an aerospace engineer and supervisor at the company's Fort Worth, Texas, facility.

After retiring in 1982, he went to work for Martin-Marietta Corp., now Lockheed Martin, in Baltimore as a contract specialist assigned to the Patriot missile project. He retired a second time in 1988.

Mr. Gandini was a 32nd degree Mason and active in Masonic affairs. He was a member of Mount Moriah Lodge No. 16, Grand Lodge of Maryland, Boumi Temple, Conowingo Scottish Rite Club and the Royal Order of Scotland.

Mr. Gandini attended Hiss United Methodist Church in Parkville.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, the former Dorothy M. Wiser; two stepsons, Thomas A. Boram Jr. of Jarrettsville and Robert J. Boram of Clifton Park, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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