Pasquale Gallizzo, 98

Founded Capital Carbonic

December 21, 2006

Pasquale J. Gallizzo, a retired chemical company sales manager and founder of Capital Carbonic Corp., died of pneumonia Friday at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 98.

Mr. Gallizzo was born and raised in New Rochelle, N.Y., and attended St. John's University in Queens.

He moved to Baltimore in 1941 when he took a job with what became Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. He was regional sales manager for carbon dioxide at his 1973 retirement.

In 1972, Mr. Gallizzo established Capital Carbonic Corp. in Southwest Baltimore. He stepped down a few years later as president and board chairman of the business, which produces dry ice and is still in family hands.

Mr. Gallizzo enjoyed hunting, fishing, and collecting coins.

His wife of 64 years, the former Rose Sontorsola, died in 1996.

A funeral Mass was offered Tuesday at St. Louis Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville, where he had been a longtime communicant.

Surviving are two sons, Robert J. Gallizzo of Ellicott City and Thomas G. Gallizzo of Catonsville; a daughter, Dolores M. Parrish of Ellicott City; a brother, Frank Gallizzo of Ellicott City; two sisters, Mary Cappuccilli of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Rose Cumino of Orange, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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