Frank J. Antonelli, printer

Frank J. Antonelli, a retired Government Printing Office printer and proofreader, died March 17 of cancer at Lorien Mays Chapel and Skilled Nursing Home. He was 84.

Frank Joseph Antonelli was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he graduated from public schools. He attended Pace University.


Drafted into the Army in 1950, Mr. Antonelli served with an infantry unit and participated in the successful Inchon landing in September 1950, when United Nations forces under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur successfully pushed North Korean forces back across the Yalu River.

After being discharged in 1952, he began his printing apprenticeship at the Monumental Printing Co. in Baltimore. He later worked for the old News American, The Baltimore Sun and Daily Record, and spent a decade as a printer at The Washington Post.


He worked as a printer and proofreader for the Government Printing Office for 18 years until retiring in 1991.

He was a member of the Columbia Typographical Union, No. 101-12, of the Communication Workers of America. He was also a member of American Legion Post 183 in Parkville.

The former Roland Park resident later moved to Towson.

Mr. Antonelli enjoyed dancing and walking 40 minutes each day at a track in Parkville. He also was an inveterate Orioles and Ravens fan.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Baynesville.

Mr. Antonelli is survived by two brothers, Robert Antonelli of Pasadena and Eugene Antonelli of Parkville; a sister, Mary Pyzik of Parkville; and his companion of 24 years, Rita Palmere of Towson.