Montiki M. Gyant, 30, handyman, sports fan

August 22, 2002

Montiki M. Gyant, a handyman and sports enthusiast, died of an asthmatic attack Monday at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 30.

Mr. Gyant, who was born in Baltimore and raised in Cherry Hill and Middle River, was a graduate of Perry Hall High School.

A self-employed handyman, Mr. Gyant enjoyed listening to hip-hop music and playing basketball. He also liked reading and watching the Baltimore Ravens.

Mr. Gyant was a communicant of St. Veronica Roman Catholic Church, 804 Cherry Hill Road, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today.

He is survived by a daughter, Taylor Gyant of Baltimore; his mother, Rosetta D. Pitts of Baltimore; a brother, Donte Gyant of New York; a sister, Hope Jackson of Baltimore; his maternal grandfather, Theodore R. McClain, and maternal grandmother, Rosetta A. McClain, both of Baltimore; his maternal great-grandmother, Rosie C. Brooks of Glen Burnie; two stepbrothers, Rodney W. Pitts Jr. and Jason D. Pitts, both of Baltimore; three stepsisters, Angela Christian, Sheria Pitts and Deejah Pitts, all of Baltimore; and his maternal stepgrandmother, Clarice McClain of Baltimore.

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