Arthur L. Micozzi, 72

Teacher and deacon

June 20, 2008|By Jacques Kelly

Arthur Lewis Micozzi, a retired Baltimore County public schools language teacher and administrator, died of cancer yesterday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Parkville resident was 72.

Born in Mahoningtown, Pa., he earned a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University and a master's degree from what is now Towson University.

He moved to Baltimore in 1958 and became a Spanish and English teacher in the Baltimore County public school system. He taught at Overlea and Kenwood high schools. He was later coordinator of foreign languages for the school system.

Mr. Micozzi founded a foreign language appreciation program and ran foreign language festivals. After retiring, he was a student-teaching foreign language supervisor at Towson University and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He was also an adjunct professor of Spanish at Towson University for seven years.

He was an active member in the Maryland and Baltimore County retired teachers associations.

He was also a founding member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic parish, 9215 Old Harford Road, where a Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Mr. Micozzi was ordained a permanent deacon in July 1988, serving many years on the parish council and working in grief counseling. He also officiated at baptisms, marriages and funerals.

A member of the Parkville Kiwanis Club, he was a past president and its longtime secretary. He was also the former president of the Silver Ridge Condominium Association.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Micozzi of Ada, Okla., and David Micozzi of Perry Hall; a daughter, Michelle Von Haden of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; a sister, Victoria Charbonneaux of Newport, Ore.; and two grandsons. His wife of 10 years, Carolyn DiPietro, died in 1973.

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