Peter P. "Pete" Angelo
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82, a longtime Strasburg resident died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia following a brief illness. Pete retired in 1986 as Elementary Principal at the Strasburg Franklin Schools. He was an educator for 30 years and had previously taught school for one year in Beach City before his distinguished career in Strasburg. Pete had also previously coached both football and baseball. Following his retirement, he was the announcer for the Strasburg Tiger football team. In his early years, Pete worked for the Norfolk and Western Railroad. He also was a former insurance agent with the Hanhart Agency in Dover. Born Jan. 24, 1932 in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Frank and Florence (DiSalvo) Angelo. In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by a son, Rick Froman along with two sisters and a brother. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover. He was very active in numerous community organizations including the New Philadelphia Elks and V.F.W., Charles Hofer Post of the American Legion in Strasburg, and a former member of the Strasburg Lions Club. Pete also was previously a Franklin Township Trustee and clerk and currently served as clerk of the Grandview Union Cemetery in Strasburg. He also previously served on both boards of education for the Strasburg Franklin School and the Buckeye Career Center. He was an avid sports fan having enjoyed all sports. Pete was a 1949 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Dennison. He received his Bachelors degree from Kent State University and a Master's in Education from Westminster College in Pennsylvania. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army having been stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Most important to Pete was spending time with his family. His grandchildren were the apple of Pete's eye. In recent years, he could be found at the Daily Grind in New Philadelphia where he helped solve the world's problems with his "buddies."
He will be sadly missed by his family including his wife of nearly 51 years, Marian (Roush) Froman Angelo with whom he would have celebrated on March 2; four children, Sally (Doug) Hensel of Strasburg, Connie (Jim) Schering of Canton, Paula (Mike) Vinciquerra of Uniontown, and Amy (Jerry) Gladney of Perrysburg and his daughter-in-law, Connie Froman of Sugarcreek; eight grandchildren, Jenny, Jace, Koby, Tanner, Logan, Dylan, Grace, and Sarah; a great-granddaughter, Autumn; one brother, Frank Angelo of New Philadelphia; and a sister, Jenny Williamson of Fayetteville, N.C.
Pete's life will be celebrated during a funeral mass on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 beginning at 11 a.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover with Fr. Jimmy Hatfield officiating. Interment will be in the Grandview Union Cemetery at Strasburg where the American Legion will conduct military honors. A reception will follow in the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center on the Boulevard in Dover. Friends may call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory at Dover on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Those unable to attend or who may wish to express a fond memory of Pete may sign the online guestbook by visiting the "obituaries and flowers" link on the funeral home website at www.tolandherzig.com . In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Hospice House, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory
803 N Wooster Ave Dover, OH 44622
Published in The Times Reporter on Feb. 19, 2014