Priscilla Ruth Smith D'Angelo
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D'Angelo Priscilla Ruth Smith D'Angelo, passed away at Westminster Thurber on March 3, 2013 at the age of 87. She is predeceased by her father Howard Dwight Smith, mother Myrna Cott Smith, brothers R. Jackson and Howard, sister Marjorie and step-sister Sybil de Groot. Priscilla is survived by Gene D'Angelo, her husband of 63 years. They were married in Columbus, Ohio on December 19, 1949 and enjoyed a long and happy life together. She is lovingly remembered by her sister, Myrna (Dan) Dupler of Columbus, Ohio; children, Beverly, Jeffrey (Susie), Tim and Tony (Colleen; grandchildren, Nick, Perry, Christopher, Courtney, Catie D'Angelo of Columbus and Olivia and Anton Pacino of Los Angeles; brother-in-law, Lucian Susi; sister-in-law, Ann Marie D'Angelo; and step-sister, Jane Ritter. Priscilla was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 9, 1925. She graduated from Columbus School for Girls in '43 and graduated from Smith College Summa Cum Laude '47. After college she worked at the graduate school at Ohio State in the English department before starting her family in 1950. She was a brilliant women and selfless loving mother. Priscilla led a Christian life and was a lifelong member of First Community Church. Very active athletically, she was a champion swimmer growing up and continued to compete into her 70's. She became an avid skier after falling in love with the sport at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY. She was involved in many activities and served on numerous boards. She served on the Boards of Pro Musica, Ohio Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Thurber House and the Ohio Historical Society. She was most proud of her appointment to the Board of Trustees of Ohio University. She served from 1980 to 1989 including a term as Chairman. Priscilla was a talented violinist and later in life she and her husband created the Fellowship for Violin at Ohio University. As was her wish and a testament to her unselfish nature, she donated her body to science through the body donor program at Ohio University. She will be honored by a memorial service at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Boulevard on Saturday, March 16 at 4 p.m. followed by a brief reception at Brownlee Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ohio University School of Music, Priscilla D'Angelo Violin Scholarship Athens, Ohio 45701.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2013.
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July 14, 2013
I send belated condolences from the family of Prevent Blindness Ohio (aka Ohio Society to Prevent Blindness)on the passing of this amazing woman. She was smart, funny, beautiful and very giving. Our organization and our personal lives are better for Priscilla's touching them! The Board and Staff of Prevent Blindness Ohio
Sherry Williams
March 19, 2013
Patrick Dynes with daughter Madeline.
Sorry to hear about your loss. Accomplished in many many ways.
Patrick Dynes
March 16, 2013
Our condolences to all the D'Angelo family, what a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother. A true lady!
Jeff and Jennifer Avon
March 15, 2013
Our prayers and condolences to you and your families. May she continue to live on in your hearts and through your lives.
Jeff & Barb Neidert
March 13, 2013
What a full life! I'm sure family will share memories for a lifetime. We are sorry for her passing and will keep all family members in our prayers.
Nick and Sally Popa
March 13, 2013
Gene and family, we are so sorry for your loss, Priscilla was a wonderful lady and we know you will all miss her very much, love and prayers are with you at this time of sadness, Love, Louise Keefe- Meder

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Jody Ryan
March 12, 2013
We are so sorry to learn of Priscilla's death. We knew her through her association with Ellicottville, NY. She was a delightful lady who we know will be missed by many including those of us in Ellicottville.
John and Sheila Burrell
March 10, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Priscilla's passing. She was a wonderful person..never will I forget the screen door. Rest in Peace pretty lady!
Judy Stream
March 10, 2013
Please accept our sincere sympathies. Priscilla was a wonderful woman.
The Binder Family
March 8, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have fond memories of Priscilla and will always remember the occasional note from her mentioning how she enjoyed a concert of mine she attended.
Tom Carroll
March 7, 2013
I never knew Priscilla but I remember Gene from his days at WBNS-TV. I am so sorry for you loss. God be with you. Jean Schwinne (Jeanie the Little Clown)
March 7, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of Priscilla'a passing. She was a good friend and we will miss her very much.
Nelson & Nancy Di Pasquale
March 7, 2013
Growing up in Buffalo and Holiday Valley Priscilla's friendship was given to me so genuinely...
I will always treasure her in my heart...with all the many amazing memories !!! She was a unique talented bright light...
I send the warmest hugs out to her family with love, xoxo Helen Poummit Curhan
March 7, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Steve & Liz Mclane
March 7, 2013
Gene my deepest sympathy for you and your family at this time.
Joe Mercurio
March 7, 2013
Gene & family may God be with you. Anita barney & Alan Valko
anita barney
March 7, 2013
Gene, Carol and I are so sorry for your loss. We just lost Ti in November. Love, Mary Martha.
March 7, 2013
Gene & family may God be with you. Anita barney & Alan Valko
anita barney
March 7, 2013
Gene and Family. My deepest sympathy.
Dominic Chfieffo
March 7, 2013
Gene,Tim,Tony,Jeff, and Beverly,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Priscilla. The D'Angelo family has always had an important place in our family's life. Priscilla went out of her way to offer help and encouragement to our sons ,Matt and Bart, when they decided to attend Ohio U. Columbus and your family have lost a very special lady.
Gary,Linda,Matt,and Bart Lowell
March 7, 2013
Sincere sympathy Gene. What a wonderful and gifted lady!
Tom & Lynn Green
March 7, 2013
This I sto Beverly. My thoughts are with you at this time. I did not know your mother and I met you at a San Francisco 49ers game awhile back and we chatted for a bit about Columbus. She must have been wonderful person to have raised such a wonderful person as you. Peace be with you. Kenny Beggrow
kenny beggrow
March 7, 2013
Gene,Tim,Tony,Jeff and Beverly,
So very sorry for your loss. Pris was a joy to know , she will be missed.

Rocky and Stephanie Geichman
March 7, 2013
My sincere condolences to Gene and the rest of the D'Angelo family. My husband Kent and I thought a lot of Priscilla.

I'm in Florida until April, but my thoughts are with you.
Jean Brandt
March 7, 2013
Gene, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steve Pariser
March 7, 2013
My thoughts and Prayers are with you Gene.
Chuck Noble
March 6, 2013
Gene and family.

Bill and I would like to express our sincere sympathy of your loss.

She will be sadly missed.
Bill and Jo Carpenter
March 6, 2013
our thoughts and prayers are with you all
larry & Johanna Conti
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