Pamela Raye D'Angelo, 67, of Geneva, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at her home.
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She was born Aug. 16, 1945, in Columbus, to Helen Louise (Holton) and Moses Raymond Purdy.
Ms. D'Angelo worked as a dependency counselor at Glenbeigh Hospital for 26 years, where she touched and saved countless lives struggling with alcohol and drug addictions.
Pamela was a 1963 graduate of Parma High School. She attended The Ohio State University, Hiram College and Kent State University. She was a loving mother of three and proud grandmother of five. She was devoted to her family and an inspiration to those who knew her. Her door was always open to anyone seeking help or advice with whatever they may be struggling with. She was an active member of AA since 1979. She was an avid reader and loved singing, dancing and antique collecting. She had a passion for the water and sailing and dreamed of sailing around the world and one day to visit Ireland.
She is survived by her son, Roy Galaday of Manhattan, N.Y.; daughters, Raye Helen (Peter) Groening of Austinburg and Susan Marie (Robert) Selman of Saybrook; grandchildren, Spencer Selman, Aidan Groening, Caleb Selman, Gabriella Selman and Allyson Groening; sisters, Lynn Saris and Doris Sumerfield; nieces and nephews, John (Debbie) Saris, Laurel (Michael) Adornetto, Gail (Howard) Johnson, Scott Sumerfield and Bruce Sumerfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Moses and Helen Purdy; sister, Maryann Knobb; and brother, Raymond Purdy.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 South Broadway, Geneva.
A funeral service to celebrate Pamela's life will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Pamela D'Angelo to Glenbeigh Hospital, P.O. Box 298, Rock Creek, OH 44084.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Mar. 11, 2013