Angel, John Joseph
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88, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away on November 9, 2011. Born in Cicero, Ill, he served as a Navy Aviation Machinist in WWII. He married Sally (Dix) in 1947 and they later moved & bought a new home in Scottsdale, AZ in 1963. He retired from the US Postal Service in 1986 but was active in NARFE procuring speakers for their meetings. John loved gardening, fishing & camping. After Sally, his wife of 60 years passed away 2006, he moved to Temple City, CA 2010-11. He is survived by his sister Joann Katilius, 6 nieces, 2 nephews, 12 great-nieces, and 10 great-nephews, a step-granddaughter & step-grand son, 4 step-great grand children. We will miss his one-liners, especially after being touched, "You've been touched by an Angel!" Services conducted at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, Scottsdale 11/18/11 - Viewing 5PM - Rosary at 7PM. 11/19/11 - Chapel services 10 AM. Donations in John Angel's memory would be appreciated to either the American Legion #44 or the Elks Lodge #2148 where he was devoted for 68 years.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 16, 2011