Valmarino B. Capitanio, engineer and artist

January 24, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Valmarino B. Capitanio, a retired engineer and accomplished artist, died Tuesday of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 74.

Mr. Capitanio was born and raised in Venice, Italy, and was educated in Europe.

Trained as an automotive engineer, he worked abroad for Fiat and Maserati before joining the DeLorean Motor Co.

He also worked as an irrigation and water supply specialist for UNICEF until retiring some years ago.

A Catonsville resident for more than 20 years, Mr. Capitanio was known for his surrealistic paintings that were exhibited at galleries in New York City and Sarasota, Fla.

He also enjoyed sailing aboard his boat, the Italia.

Services were yesterday.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, the former Lynne Guzman.

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