Antonio Citrano is forever remembered at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
1860 – 1911
Antonio Citrano came to America in search of the American dream. Not only did he achieve this goal for himself and his family, but he helped members of the community achieve some of their own dreams.
Antonio Citrano was born in Cefalù, Italy in 1860. He came to America with his wife and one child in 1893 and began his new life in Baltimore.
Antonio was a barber and lived at 650 W. Saratoga Street. He opened a barber shop nearby with his brother Joseph at 525 W. Lexington Street. Both entrepreneurs, the brothers also purchased area properties and lots.
Antonio looked out for others, even those he had left behind in Italy. He raised funds for victims of an earthquake in Sicily and fraternal organizations here in Baltimore. Antonio was active in politics and gave speeches in support of Edwin Warfield, who went on to be the 45th Governor of Maryland.
Antonio Citrano passed away on June 14, 1911 and is buried in Baltimore’s Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. The esteem in which he was held by those he left behind is reflected in the inscription on his gravestone.
NATO IL CEFALU IL 26 GIUGNO 1860
MORTO IL BALTIMORE IL 14 GUIGNO1911
UOMO DI CUORE E DI ONESTAIMPARECGIABILE
SACRIFICO IL LAV ORO PER
IL BENE DELI A FAMIGLIA
MORI COMPLAN TO DA TUTTI
L ADDULORATA SPOSA
I FIGLI INCONSOLABILI
A PERENNE RICORDO
IN MEMORY OF ANTONIO CITRANO
BORN IN CEFALU' ON THE 26TH OF JUNE 1860
DIED IN BALTIMORE ON THE 14TH OF JUNE 1911
A MAN OF GOOD HEART AND UNPARALLED HONESTY
HE WORKED HARD AND MADE SACRIFICES
FOR THE BENEFIT OF HIS FAMILY
HIS DEATH IS MOURNED BY ALL
HIS GRIEVING WIFE AND INCONSOLABLE CHILDREN
PLACED THIS MONUMENT AS A PERMANENT REMINDER
1. 1900 U.S. Census