Angelo Michael LaPollo
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AGE: 79 • Sicklerville
passed away peacefully at his daughter's home in Turnersville on Aug. 23 with his daughter and sister by his side.
Family and friends are invited to attend A Celebration of Life that will be held at The Italian Affair in Glassboro at 1pm on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Angelo was born in Lindenwold to Angelo and Ruth (nee Esslinger) LaPollo on Jan. 7, 1934. He went to St. Lawrence and Lower Camden County Regional High School. He was known throughout the Southern New Jersey region for his entrepreneurial spirit. He worked as an apprentice at Danks Funeral Parlor of Lindenwold, for the U.S. Postal Service, he owned a gas station in Williamstown, worked as a milkman for Mill Side Farms before becoming manager of Lehigh Valley Farms, was a chauffeur for an RCA executive, opened the first limousine service in NJ called Car and Driver, worked for Joseph Catering, Sir Walter Catering, and then opened his own catering business "Catering by Moonlight" in Clementon, managed by his daughter. He rounded out his career with Sir Walter Catering at Renaissance in Blackwood until the age of 76. He was a veteran who served in the Navy Reserve based out of Lakehurst for 16 years. He was involved in the Laurel Springs Rotary, enjoyed dancing at the Berlin VFW on Friday nights, and was an active crabber, fisher, gardener, and chef.
Angelo is preceded in death by daughter Felicia LaPollo and sister Ruth Ann Rowlands.
He is survived by children Michael LaPollo of FL, Sharon LaPollo of Turnersville, and Angela Bittle (Michael) of Laurel Springs; sisters Caroline LaPollo Doyne of TX and Lillian Macarella of FL; grandgirls Melina Sullivan, Stephanie Lezotte, Shonda LaPollo, Angela LaPollo, Jessica LaPollo, Kayla Stott, and Nicole LaPollo; and 3 great-grandchildren Gavin, Delaina, and Brielle. He is also survived by former wife and friend Dorothy LaPollo and long-time companion Ida Sullender.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund at 333 N. Summit Street, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, OH, 43699-0086.
The family of Angelo wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Heartland nurses, aides, and social workers.
To share condolences with the family, please visit www.egizifuneral.com. Arrangements are under the care of the Egizi Funeral Home, Washington Twp.
Egizi Funeral Home
119 Ganttown Rd Turnersville, NJ 08012
Published in Courier-Post on Aug. 25, 2013