Anthony J. "Tony" Iacoboni Sr., a retired underground utility and site contractor, died of cancer Oct. 29 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

The Kent Island resident was 80.

Mr. Iacoboni, the son of Italian immigrant parents, was born in Baltimore and lived on 27th Street before moving to Govans.

After graduating in 1948 from Calvert Hall College High School, he went to work for his father, who had established Camillo Iacoboni & Sons, an underground utility and site contracting company, in 1923.

Mr. Iacoboni headed the company until retiring in 1986.

Mr. Iacoboni was a longtime member of the Associated Utility Contractors of Maryland Inc. and the Utility Contractors Association of Anne Arundel County Inc.

He also had been a board member for 16 years of the Associated Utility Contractors of Maryland Inc., and was a member of the National Utility Contractors Association and the National Homebuilders Association of Maryland.

Mr. Iacoboni was an active member of several Italian cultural organizations, including the Appian Society and Associated Italian-American Charities, which presented him its Dr. Frank C. Marino Award in 1996 in recognition of his 56 years of service to the organization.

The former Lutherville resident had been a longtime communicant and Eucharistic minister at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mount Washington, and particularly liked visiting the sick and shut-ins.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and had been a member of Alhambra.

Mr. Iacoboni enjoyed gardening and raising koi.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday at St. Leo Roman Catholic Church in Little Italy.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Nancy Sciuto; two sons, Anthony J. Iacoboni Jr. of Timonium and Camillo "Moe" Iacoboni of Stevensville; a daughter, Maria Jasion of Lutherville; a brother, Thomas Iacoboni of Lutherville; and nine grandchildren.

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