Richard Arthur Angorn

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Richard Arthur Angorn, age 84, Professor Emeritus, U.F. College of Pharmacy, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2012. He was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on June 7, 1927, the son of Max and Jeanette R. Angorn. Dick left high school in 1944 when he turned 17 and joined the Navy. He served as a pharmacist's mate in the Pacific theater. After being discharged, he graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1951 and was licensed as a Registered Pharmacist in Massachusetts on his 24th birthday. In 1952 he married his beautiful wife, the former Janice Marsh and they moved to Maryland where he was employed as a pharmacist in Maryland and the District of Columbia. They moved to Jacksonville, Florida in February, 1956 where Dick was employed as a pharmacist for a short time before opening his first pharmacy. After selling his business interests in 1965, he enrolled in the University of Florida's College of Law. Upon graduation, he accepted a teaching position in the College of Pharmacy and retired after 23 years of service. He also taught Hospital Law in the College of Health Related Professions. Dick was one of the earliest pharmacist-attorneys in the country and was an exemplar for many of his pharmacy students, who also subsequently became attorneys.

Dick was a life member of Rho Pi Phi Pharmaceutical Fraternity and was its faculty advisor for several years. He was also a member of Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society as well as the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 59 years and daughters Marcia Hoppenstein (Norman) of Plano, Texas and Amy Eriksson (Roy) of Temple Terrace, Florida, as well as granddaughters Rachel and Julie Hoppenstein and Sarah and Hannah Eriksson and brother Dr. Robert Angorn (Ruth) of Lynnfield, Massachusetts and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street, with Rabbi David Kaiman officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials to a .




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Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2012
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