Alfred J. DeAngelis Jr.

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PLAINS TWP. — Alfred J. DeAngelis Jr., 70, of Plains Township, passed away Monday evening, June 11, 2018, at his home, with his family by his side, after a seven-year battle against pulmonary fibrosis.

Born in Plains Township, he was the son of the late Alfred and Emily (Smolko) DeAngelis Sr.

Al was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, and was an Army veteran, serving with the Pennsylvania National Guard, 109th Field Artillery, retiring in 1986 as a Staff Sergeant after 20 years of service. He was employed at Leslie Fay, Plains, in the print shop and for UPS as a driver for 38 years until his retirement.

Al was an avid hunter and Dallas Cowboys fan. He was a member of the Plains American Legion, Joseph E. Conlon Post 558, the Executive Vice President of the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming, a member of the 4 Jays Gun Club, a member of the Board of Par-Del Credit Union, Chapter X Goldwing Riders Motorcycle Club, The NEPR Club, The Red Rose Motorcycle Club, Lancaster, The Sportsman Club, Lake Aleeda, and The Chase Pistol Club.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Sandie Kowalchin, of Plains; sons Alfred "Butch" DeAngelis III, and his wife, Marian, of Lehman Township, and John DeAngelis and his wife, Tiffany, of Kingston; grandchildren Matthew, Jessica, Ian and Jordan DeAngelis; sister Emily Klem and her husband, Ronald, of Plains; and nieces and nephew.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains, PA 18705, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Saints Peter and Paul Church, Plains, with Father John C. Lambert, pastor, officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Family and friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Main Street
Plains, PA 18705
(570) 823-1358
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Published in Times Leader from June 12 to June 13, 2018
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