Lawrence Andrew Farago, 71, advertising executive

December 06, 2003

Lawrence Andrew Farago, a former advertising executive and owner of Dante's Italian Frozen Foods in Dundalk, died of cancer Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility in Baltimore. The Carney resident was 71.

Mr. Farago was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and raised in Cambridge, Mass. After graduating from West Roxbury Memorial Trade School, he served in the Army during the Korean War.

During the 1950s, he owned and operated Cambridge Printing Co. before moving to Baltimore in 1960.

He worked as a printing company sales representative and edited Maryland's Future, a publication of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, before joining Emery Advertising Corp. in 1962 as a print production manager.

He later held similar positions with VanSant Dugdale & Co., Richard, Myers & Donofrio and Marriott Corp. In 1977, he established Farago & Associates, a printing company and advertising agency in Rosedale, and another company, Speedway Printing Co.

He established Dante's Italian Frozen Foods in 1982, supplying frozen pizzas to concessions at the old Memorial Stadium, the Civic Center and Marriott hotels. He sold the business in 1992.

At the time of his death, he was operations manager for Reference Pathology Laboratories of Maryland and Delaware, and Farago Graphics.

Mr. Farago was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church, 2122 W. Joppa Road in Lutherville, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.

Mr. Farago is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Mona L. Johnson; two sons, Dante A. Farago of Carney and Lawrence E. Farago of Italy; a daughter, Mona Mia Farago of Perry Hall; a sister, Adriana Gallagher of Foxboro, Mass.; and three grandchildren.

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