Ferdinand C. “Fritz” Provini, a native of Baltimore who oversaw many major postwar transportation projects in the Baltimore-Washington region, has died at 91.
Provini, P.E., L.S., M.ASCE, began his career in 1949 with Rummel, Klepper and Kahl of Baltimore. He became a member of ASCE in 1958. He joined Greenhorne & O’Mara Inc., of Greenbelt, in 1971, where he rose to vice president and served on its board. Upon his retirement, he was honored by the Engineers Club in Baltimore.
Among the transportation engineering construction projects Provini supervised were the Capital Centre, Washington Metro stations in New Carrollton, MD, and Greenbelt, MD, and the Baltimore Region Rapid Transit’s Bolton Hill Station. Road work projects included the Annapolis–Washington Expressway, Kenilworth Avenue, the Kennedy Expressway, Delaware Turnpike, and the Patapsco Freeway.
After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1945-46, Provini attended the University of Maryland School of Engineering, graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Johns Hopkins University Evening College.
Later in life he was a Senior Olympics multi-gold medal winner in tennis and a silver medalist in golf. At 77, he hit a hole-in-one at the Bowie Golf and Country Club.