Anthony Thomas Carozza II, a retired engineer who served in the Army Corps of Engineers and was a world traveler, died of stroke complications Nov. 10 at Symphony Manor in Roland Park. The Guilford resident was 83.
Born in Catonsville, he was the son of Frank L. Carozza, a contractor, and Lillian Bennanzar, a descendant of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother.
He was a 1945 graduate of Catonsville High School and was an Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 306 in Catonsville.
He earned a degree from the Virginia Military Institute and had a master's degree in civil engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He later attended Harvard Business School and received a law degree from the University of Maryland. He never practiced.
In the 1950s, he joined the Army Corps of Engineers and was assigned to Alaska and later Boston, where he met his future wife, the former Marion Crowley, who also worked for the federal agency. He did work on permafrost surveys in Greenland and became senior contract officer for the King Khalid Military City in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s.
"Visiting so many countries for work ignited a passion for travel," his wife said. "He maintained it throughout his life and he eventually visited more than 60 countries and territories. One of his greatest thrills was visiting the Taj Mahal."
Mr. Carozza enjoyed art and architecture and was a patron of the Walters Art Museum. He was a subscriber to the Baltimore Opera Company. He was a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and belonged to the Johns Hopkins Club. He formerly belonged to the Harvard Club.
A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years and a son, A. Thomas Carozza III of Baltimore. Another son, Frank Louis Carozza, died this year.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun