Theodore A. Hannibal Jr., a longtime worker for Lucent Technologies and a Navy veteran, died April 13 from a massive coronary while working in the yard of his Jacksonville home. He was 78.
Theodore Albert Hannibal Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on his family’s 50-acre dairy farm in Jacksonville. He was the son of Theodore A. Hannibal Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Reamy, a homemaker.
After graduating in 1957 from Towson High School, he worked for AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley as a lithographic printer before enlisting in the Navy in 1963.
Stationed in New London, Conn., he served as a quartermaster aboard the patrol craft escort USS Fairview in the Atlantic. He was discharged in 1968.
Mr. Hannibal was employed by AT&T and Western Electric Corp. and its successor Lucent Technologies. He worked from 1965 in the reproduction department and later in shipping and receiving until his retirement in 1992.
An outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, hunting, fishing and crabbing, he also liked working in his garden.
Mr. Hannibal was also an accomplished league duckpin bowler and enjoyed taking part in the sport at Timonium Lanes. He also had been a Little League baseball and softball coach.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Mr. Hannibal is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Virginia Lee McAvoy; two sons, Theodore A. Hannibal III of Boston and David Steward Hannibal of Reisterstown; a daughter, Jeanne Andrews of Jacksonville; and 10 grandchildren.
--Frederick N. Rasmussen