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Angela Tiburzi, seamstress

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Angela Tiburzi, who made men's suits for four decades, died of cancer April 25 at the Stella Maris Hospice. She was 86 and lived in Rosedale.

Born Angela DiMarco in Baltimore and raised on Highlandtown's Eaton Street, she attended Our Lady of Pompei School.

She met her future husband, Salvatore A. Tiburzi, later a Baltimore Police Department sergeant, as a child in the neighborhood where they both lived. They married shortly after World War II. The couple lived on Clinton Street in Highlandtown and later moved to Caradoc Drive in Rosedale.

Mrs. Tiburzi learned sewing from her mother and began working in the 1940s. She made men's suits at Wohlmuth in the Candler Building and at Haas Tailoring on Sinclair Lane.

"My mom had a great sense of humor, and I learned to laugh and see the funny side of life from her," said her son, attorney Paul A. Tiburzi, who lives in Phoenix in Baltimore County.

She retired in the mid-1980s. She then enjoyed playing poker with friends and making shopping trips to Nordstrom. She also watched old movies and was a fan of the Academy Awards and other awards events. She sewed at her home and spent time with grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. May 1 at St. Clement Maria Hofbauer Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Chesaco Ave. in Rosedale, where she was a member.

In addition to her son, survivors include three grandchildren. Her husband died in 1988.

jacques.kelly@baltsun.com

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