Robert ‘ Bob' D'Angelo STONE RIDGE- Robert ‘Bob' D'Angelo, 56, of Stone Ridge, passed peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at the Benedictine Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born Dec. 12, 1956 in Ossining, the son of the late John ‘Red' and Angelina ‘Angie' D'Angelo. Bob was the husband of Patti D'Angelo; they were happily married on May 15, 1976 in Bedford Hills, N.Y. He was a graduate of Ossining High School, class of 1975. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 1979. He then attended Ulster County Community College earning his Associates Degree in Applied Science. Graduating in the top 5 of his class, Bob was then offered a position at IBM as a customer service representative. Bob retired as Team Leader, Systems Services Representative, IBM Poughkeepsie, after 30 years of service in Dec. 2012. He was a member of the Olivebridge United Methodist Church, serving as a Trustee of the church and an active volunteer. His favorite pastimes included golfing, bowling, rooting for the N.Y. Giants, being outdoors, and doing projects around the house. But, he was happiest just spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his wife Patti, he is survived by his sons, Jason D'Angelo and Evan D'Angelo both of Stone Ridge; a sister and brother, of North Ft. Myers, Fla.; Anne Papp and John D'Angelo; and brothers Tony and Billy D'Angelo and Billy's wife Amy, all of Tamarac, Fla. Bob also leaves behind many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Jane Matra. All are welcome to celebrate Bob's life at the Stone Ridge United Methodist Church, Schoonmaker Lane, Stone Ridge on Saturday at 2 p.m. The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to The MDS Foundation (Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation) 4573 South Broad St., Suite 150, Yardville, N.J., 08620 www.mds-foundation.org. The family encourages those that are capable to consider donating blood or become a potential stem cell donor through Be The Match, www.marrow.org. Light a candle in memory of Bob at www.Key serFuneralService.com. Arrangements by Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston.
Published in the Daily Freeman on Jan. 3, 2013