Angelo "Angie" Konstas, 85, of 146 E. Hazard St., Summit Hill passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2013 at his residence. He was the husband of Berthamae (McMichael) Konstas of Summit Hill. They had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past August.
Born in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of Greek immigrants, Peter and Penelope (Pappianno) Konstas.
He was a graduate of Tamaqua High School.
He attended Penn State University, graduated from East Stroudsburg University and received his master's degree in education from Lehigh University.
Angie was an English teacher for 37 years, having taught at the Panther Valley Catholic School, Tamaqua High School, Jim Thorpe High School and last for Mahanoy Area High School.
He was a football and wrestling coach for Jim Thorpe High School, having been the only coach to have an undefeated football team in school history, and he also had the best coaching record as the wrestling coach.
Angie also coached football and baseball in Tamaqua High School and coached football in Mahanoy Area High School.
He played semi-pro football for the Tamaqua Indians and Ashland Miners and was an active member of the Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame, having been a four time inductee and was an active member of the Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame, having been a one time inductee.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Summit Hill, having served as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, choir director, lay reader and custodian.
He was a former chairman of the Summit Hill Police Commission for 25 years.
Angie served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, having served in the South Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Summit Hill American Legion, Lansford Amvets, former Tamaqua Elks and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Angie had the honor of serving as grand marshall for the Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade in 2002.
Surviving along with his wife; are three sons, Scott Konstas and his wife, Donna of Lansford; Todd Konstas of Summit Hill and Brad Konstas of Mahoning; grandchildren, Zachary Konstas, Aja Konstas, Dakota Konstas, and Jason Shemansik and his wife, Sheryl; great-grand-children, Cole Shemansik and Duke Shemansik; brothers, Dino Konstas and his wife, Marie of Tamaqua; Ernie Konstas and his wife, Marsha of Minnesota; and Louis Konstas and his wife, Joan of Tamaqua; a sister, Faye Georgis of Tamaqua; sister-in-law, Faye Bryant and her husband, Jack of Summit Hill; many nieces and nephews.
Services: Funeral service is on Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 at noon at the United Methodist Church, 101 E. White St., Summit Hill. Calling hours are Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. from the Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell St., Summit Hill and on Tuesday morning from 11 a.m. to noon at the United Methodist Church, Summit Hill. Summit Hill American Legion Military Honors service will follow church service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Summit Hill American Legion Service Monday Evening at 7:45 p.m.
Contributions, in his name, may be made to the United Methodist Church of Summit Hill Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are being handled by the Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, Summit Hill. Online Condolences may be signed at www.parambofh.com.
Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home
54 West Fell Street Summit Hill, PA 18250
Published in Times News on Dec. 30, 2013