RIXFORD - Leo G. Angevine, 74, of Looker Mountain Trail, passed away on Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2015) at his residence following a lengthy illness.
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Born March 3, 1940, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of Wilbur and Iris Brown Angevine. On March 3, 1962, in the Grace Baptist Church in Tonawanda, N.Y., he married the former Adeline E. Jones, who survives.
He was a 1958 graduate of Otto High School in Duke Center and later attended Houghton College and St. Bonaventure University. Leo had resided on his farm in Prentisvale since 1975. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the Air Force as an airman in Vietnam.
Leo had been employed by United Airlines as a pilot for 34 years, retiring in 2000. He then attended the Diocesan School for Ministry, and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church in 2005 and then served as priest in several local congregations.
He was a member of the Church of the Ascension of Bradford, the Airline Pilots Association, the Bradford Airport Authority, the Experimental Aircraft Association, a past chairman of the Otto Township Supervisors, a detective for the McKean County District Attorney, and a member of the McKean County Drug Task Force. Leo was an avid private pilot and farmer. As a youth he was very involved in evangelical ministry, playing the trumpet and singing in a gospel quartet at tent meetings. And, as an adult he became an accomplished classical guitarist.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth (Scott) Montgomery of Columbia, S.C. and their children, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Rachel (Ben) Wise, Luke, Abigail, Lydia and Caleb Montgomery; daughter, Jeanette (Jerry) Anderson of Bradford, and their children Catherine (Joshua) Vos and Carolyn (Ben) Fausey and Amelia (Joshua) Isaman; and daughter, Paula Angevine of Mebane, N.C. and her children Nicholas and Gregory Jeffers; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Emily Wineriter of Greencastle, Pa., Danna Angevine of Boise, Idaho, and Michele (Wes) Zapel of Rixford; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Angevine of Warren.
Leo was preceded in death by two brothers, George Angevine and the Rev. Jerry Angevine.
Friends may call today at the Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford, from noon until 2 p.m., at which time the funeral service will be held with the Right Reverend Sean Walter Rowe and Rev. Stacey Fussell as officiants. Burial will follow in the Rixford Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Church of the Ascension or to the
Frame Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at framefuneralhome.com
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Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 13 to Feb. 21, 2015