Antonino Barbaro, 69, a former brick mason and tile setter and a retired employe of the House of Representatives' disbursing office, died Friday at the Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base after a heart attack.
Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, Mr. Barbaro worked as a brick mason in Italy before coming to this country in 1956.
He then worked as a tile setter for the Avon Tile Co. here and the Antonio Trioano Tile And Marble Co. of Beltsville before joining the Standard Art Marble and Tile Co. in Landover in the late 1960s.
From 1973 until his retirement in 1977, he was a mail room employe for the House disbursing office.
Since retiring, Mr. Barbaro helped operate the Regina Pizzeria, a family business in Camp Springs.
Mr. Barbaro, who lived in Camp Springs, was a member of the Tile and Terrazzo Setters Union Local No. 31.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Santa, of Camp Springs; five daughters, Giovanna Giordano and Paola, both of Reggio Calabria, Italy, Carmela Interdonato of Washington, Domenica Giordano of Rockville, and Maria, of Chillum; three sons, Joseph, of Camp Springs, Frank, of Riverdale, Vincent, of Bethesda; 25 grndchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Heart Fund.