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Salvatore J. 'Sam' Ciociola, businessman

Salvatore J. 'Sam' Ciociola, businessman

Salvatore J. "Sam" Ciociola, a retired electrician and mechanic who later founded a waterfront line handling company, died Sunday of complications from an infection at his Lutherville home. He was 95.

The son of Salvatore J. Ciociola, a businessman who owned the Haven Inn, and Congetta Ciociola, a homemaker, who were Italian immigrants, Salvatore Joseph Ciociola was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a graduate of St. Mary's School and drove a truck before entering the Army during World War II.

After his father's death, he was discharged from the Army to support his widowed mother and worked for the old Baltimore Transit Co. operating trackless...