Thomas DeAngelis

Thomas J. DeAngelis
Thomas J. DeAngelis, 94, of Bethlehem, departed this world on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill Annex. Born March 7, 1918, in Ambridge, Beaver County, PA he was the son of the late Frank J. and Rosa (Martellucci) DeAngelis. Mr. DeAngelis, known to his family and friends as Joe, was a longtime member of St. Annes Catholic Church in Bethlehem. After some years of employment at R.K. Laros Silk Mill in Bethlehem, he spent the remaining majority of years working with the Bethlehem School District and Bethlehem Vocational Tech School in maintenance and grounds keeping. Joe was a hardworking, family devoted man who met many challenges in life with courage, commitment, and dedication. Due to a severe hearing impairment since infancy, he was special educated up until junior high school. He was a lightweight champion boxer at the Bethlehem Boys Club and enjoyed bowling with his brothers at the Panthers A.A. in a summer league. He was a lifetime N.Y. Yankee fan and followed and enjoyed Lehigh University sports, especially football and wrestling. Survivors: Joe will be lovingly remembered and missed by his son, Frank and wife, Josephine, of Bethlehem; daughter, Ida and her husband, Dr. David Vasily, of Bethlehem; brothers, Paul and his wife, Carol, of Bethlehem and Angelo and his wife, Gerry, of Allentown; sisters, Helen DeAngelis, Margarite Spadaccia and her husband Joseph and sister-in-law, Helen DeAngelis, all of Bethlehem. He is also survived by three grandsons, Jason Krosecz and his fiancee Nikole, Steven and Dorothy DeAngelis and Kevin DeAngelis; and two granddaughters, Adrienne Schultz, and her husband, Graig, and Kristina Brandes and her husband, Joshua; and five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Nathan, Evan, Ava and Ida. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Amelia Horninger, Margaret Salminen and Mary Hengstenberger; brothers, Peter and Ernest DeAngelis and Michael Petrella; and a grandson, Craig DeAngelis. Services: Funeral services will begin with prayers at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2013 followed by a Mass at St. Annes Catholic Church, 450 Washington Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017 at 10 a.m. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013, and again Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 8 to 9:15 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made at: Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial contributions to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd., SW, Lilburn GA 30047 ( or to Lehigh Association of the Deaf., 3028 Liberty St., Allentown, PA 18104.

Funeral Home

Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 E. Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 868-8531

Published in Morning Call on Feb. 14, 2013