Thomas J. DiVenti

Age 45 Auto repair appraiser enjoyed reading history and nonfiction.


Thomas Joseph DiVenti, an appraiser and movie buff, died of cancer July 28 at his Ellicott City home. He was 45.

Mr. DiVenti was born in Baltimore and raised in Granite in Baltimore County. He was a 1980 graduate of Randallstown High School.

For the past 11 years, Mr. DiVenti had been employed as an auto repair appraiser for Bill and Phil's Auto Repair in Eldersburg. Earlier, he had worked in sales.

He was an avid reader of history and nonfiction and enjoyed watching action movies and TV shows.

He also collected martial arts and fantasy memorabilia.

Mr. DiVenti was a member of St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, 6950 Dogwood Road in Woodlawn, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Aug. 30.

Surviving are his parents, Philip Anthony DiVenti Sr. of Ellicott City and Carole Ann DiVenti of Sharpsburg; a brother, Philip DiVenti of Elkridge; a sister, Susan Loss of Frederick; paternal grandparents, Michael and Teresa DiVenti of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

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