Martin Yannuzzi, 84

TV engineer, supervisor

February 17, 2007

Martin F. Yannuzzi, a retired television engineer and supervisor, died of cancer Sunday at his Baynesville home. He was 84.

Born in Farrell, Pa., he moved to Baltimore with his parents and grew up in South and Southwest Baltimore. He was a 1940 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School. He served in the merchant marine and graduated from the U.S. Maritime Training Services' Gallups Island radio school outside Boston.

In November 1950, he joined the staff of the old WAAM-TV, later WJZ-TV, and remained with the station until his retirement in 1988. He returned to the station for several years for part-time work.

He enjoyed travel, stamp collecting and doing counted cross-stitch.

A Mass was offered Thursday at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, where he was a founding member, usher and lector.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, the former Constance R. Blaney; four daughters, Martina F. Branco of South Thomaston, Maine, Mary-Ruth Chapin of Cockeysville, Maureen P. Yannuzzi of Woodbridge, Va., and Michele S. Derry of Olney; a brother, Carl J. Yannuzzi of Catonsville; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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