Patrick J. Citroni, active in Republican politics

The Baltimore Sun

Patrick Joseph Citroni, who worked in the mortgage industry and was active in Republican politics, died Sept. 18 of injuries related to an Edmondson Avenue motorcycle accident. The North Bend resident was 29.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Reisterstown, he was a 1997 graduate of Franklin High School, where he ran track and cross country and played soccer. He attended Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville.

At his death, he was operations manager of his father's mortgage business, New Deal Funding of Catonsville.

He earlier worked at Neubauer's auto repair in Ellicott City and had been a projectionist at the Village Theater in Reisterstown. He also worked at a Hechinger's hardware store and at the Reisterstown Diner.

Active in Republican politics, he was a supporter of Ron Paul and was campaign manager for Richard Matthews, a candidate for the 2nd Congressional District. He was also on the strategy committee for Michael Hargadon, a Republican candidate in the 7th District. He attended national Republican leadership conferences in Minnesota. He was also involved with the Campaign for Liberty.

"Patrick was becoming an increasingly important leader in his party," said his father, Adrian Citroni of Catonsville. "He was an advocate of liberty and the restoration of constitutional rights in America."

He enjoyed hiking, camping and motorcycling. Family members said he was devoted to his German shepherd, Dakota.

Services were held Monday.

In addition to his father, survivors include his stepmother, Linda Citroni of Catonsville; two brothers, Jason "Jake" Citroni of Catonsville and Benjamin Citroni of York, Pa.; two sisters, Sara Citroni of Baltimore and Kate Haislip of York, Pa.; two step-brothers, Christopher Rohde of Columbia and Benjamin Rohde of Warwick, R.I.; and a grandmother, Catherine Bragg of Linthicum.

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