Philip Scardina, 78, printer, store detective


Philip Scardina, a retired printer and military post exchange detective, died Friday of complications from heart and lung disease at the Medical Center of Southern Indiana in Charlestown, Ind. The former Glen Burnie resident was 78.

Born in Baltimore and raised on West Barre Street, he was a graduate of St. Joseph Parochial School in the Otterbein neighborhood.

He worked at Acorn Printing Company at Barre and Hanover streets, and later for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service as a printer and store detective in Japan and Charlestown, where he moved in 1967.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Sellersburg, Ind.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 61 years, the former Doris Goedeke; a son, film production designer Vincent Peranio of Baltimore; a daughter, Ignazia "Katy" Grant of Memphis, Ind.; a sister, Catherine Moreau of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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