Angelo T. Cometa, 82, died April 16 near Baltimore after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane
Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Pittston, son of the late Thomas and Catherine Cometa, Angelo graduated from Fordham University and earned his law degree from Fordham Law School in 1956, after attending Scranton Preparatory School. He spent most of his law career at Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim and Ballon, where he handled white-collar crime, attorney misconduct and matrimonial cases. He was a member of the New York State Bar's House of Delegates for 49 years, and also served as president of the New York State Bar Association from 1990-1991.
He is also survived by his brother, Thomas Cometa; a son, Thomas Cometa; three daughters, Ariane Cometa, Allison Cometa-Schnalzer and Victoria White; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Anna Cometa Boos; and brother, Charles.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents, 410 S. Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven, N.J.