S. Donald “Don” Marani, a retired Baltimore County Public Schools reading supervisor, died of congestive heart failure on Dec. 23 at Stella Maris Hospice. The Parkville resident was 86.
Born Salvatore Donald Marani in Baltimore and known as Don, he was the son of Samuel Salvatore Marani and his wife, Katherine.
He was raised in Hershey, Pa., and on Eden Street in East Baltimore. When he was 13, his parents pooled their resources and bought a farm in Parkville.
He was a 1951 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School. He then enlisted in the Army and was trained in cryptology, assigned to a post in Alaska and to the Army Security Agency. Family members said he lived in a...