Arnold Dante Broccolino, a retired official of the old Community Action Agency, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The former Highlandtown resident was 89.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Belnord Avenue, he was a tailor and worked with his brother at an East Monument Street jewelry store called the Treasure Chest. During World War II, he was an Army gunnery instructor.
After the war, he became a watch repairman and remained in that trade until a wrist injury forced him to give up the trade.
He then went to work as a community relations aide for the city during the administration of then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer.
In the 1970s, he joined the Community Action Agency, from which he retired about 30 years ago as a manager for Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Broccolino was active for many years in the Order Sons of Italy and once held the title of Maryland grand venerable.
He was married for 60 years to the former Josephine Lorenzo, until her death in 2001.
A Mass was offered Friday at Our Lady of Pompei Roman Catholic Church, where he had been a member.
Survivors include a daughter, Beatrice Lohmeyer of Parkville; two brothers, Italo Broccolino of Lutherville and Nicholas Broccolino of Towson. A grandson, Damian Lohmeyer, died in 2002.