Anthony F. Rettaliata Jr., 53, software salesman

December 31, 2004

Anthony F. Rettaliata Jr., 53, software salesman

A Mass of Christian burial for Anthony F. Rettaliata Jr., a computer software salesman, will be offered at 1 p.m. today at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 100 Church Lane in Cockeysville, where he was a member.

Mr. Rettaliata, who was 53 and lived in Timonium, died Monday when his car ran off Interstate 70 west of the Patapsco River bridge and overturned.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Cherrydell Road in Catonsville, he was a 1969 graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School and earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He played on an amateur Catonsville baseball team, the Bombers.

Mr. Rettaliata was in sales throughout his career. He began with ADP, which sold computerized payroll systems. At his death, he was a salesman for SAS Institute, which supplies software to federal agencies.

Mr. Rettaliata had played drums in a teen band and enjoyed all types of music. He was a former Towson Recreation Council baseball and softball coach. He also enjoyed travel to Italy and joined in annual vacations on the Atlantic Coast as part of a group of 10 Baltimore County families.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 25 years, the former Linda J. Tatar; a son, Michael A. Rettaliata of Timonium; a daughter, Caitlin Ryan Rettaliata of Towson; and his mother, Margaret Dorsey Rettaliata of Ellicott City.

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