Angelastro, Philip V.
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Philip V. Angelastro ("Gip") of Montrose, NY (formerly of Yonkers, NY) died early Friday morning at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Philip was born on August 23, 1923 in the Bronx, son of Felix and Rose Angelastro. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Julia (Uvina) Angelastro, sister Rose Cortese, sons Philip (wife Deirdre) and Felix (wife Deirdre), and daughter, Theresa Belluzzi (husband Michael). He is also survived by nine grandchildren, one great grandson, and a large and loving extended family.
Philip served in the Army under the 45th Infantry during World War II, in the European Theater where he was awarded four purple hearts for injuries sustained in combat. A 1949 graduate of New York University, Philip was two-time captain of the Varsity Baseball team. He played in the NCAA Division I College World Series against George "Poppy" Bush-- losing to Yale in the finals. On April 13, 1952, he married Julia Uvina in Bronx, NY.
Beginning in 1953, and until his retirement in 1978, he was a teacher and guidance counselor in special education at Columbus High School. He also coached Varsity Baseball at Columbus High School for 24 years, where he received Coach of theYear city-wide for three years.
It was said that it didn't matter if you met him for a moment, a ball game, a season, or a lifetime—Phil had an extraordinary impact on everyone he encountered. He enjoyed playing tennis, fine Italian cooking, music, the Yankees, and the NY Football Giants, however, his favorite team was his family. He will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Visiting hours will be held at Cortlandt Funeral Home, Verplank, NY from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Sunday, August 4th. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Christopher's Church, Buchanan, NY at 10 am on Monday, August 5th. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 4, 2013