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Jerry W. Angell


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Jerry W. Angell Obituary
Jerry W. Angell
Jerry W. Angell was born in Ilion, NY on March 2, 1935 and passed away in Redlands, CA on January 9, 2018.
He graduated from Ilion High School in 1952 and earned a degree in Economics from Hobart College in 1956. Jerry served 26 years in the US Air Force and retired as a colonel in 1982. He was a command pilot with over 7800 flying hours. His final assignment was Base Commander at Pope AFB, North Carolina. His decorations include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit and 15 Air Medals.
Following retirement Jerry attended Cal State San Bernadino and earned a Social Science Teaching Credential. He taught Economics and American Government for seven years at Cajon High School in San Bernardino.
Following his retirement from teaching, he volunteered with Big Brothers and Meals on Wheels in Redlands. He later served four years as a Forest Service Fire Tower Volunteer at Keller Peak near Lake Arrowhead.
As a life long pianist, he volunteered for the Music Connections Program at Loma Linda University Hospital. He had over 1200 Volunteer Hours playing the piano in the Surgery Waiting Area.
For the past 20 years, his companion and travel-partner has been Donna Walker of Highland California. Adopting the motto of "Travel when you can", they had visited over a dozen foreign countries as well as taken several cruises.
Jerry is survived by his sister Karen Angell of Punta Gorda Florida, and daughters Christina Ahlers (David) of Redlands Califonia and Diana Chian (Jason) of Long Beach California, and his long-time companion Donna Walker of Highland California. He is also survived by his grandsons Rick Burgan and Curtis Burgan, his granddaughter Theresa Burgan, his great grandchildren Ruth Burgan, Ellis Burgan and Braelyn Jackson, and his former wife Sue Angell.
Services will be held privately with family. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in Jerry's name to Loma Linda University Medical Center at Office of Philanthropy, Loma Linda University, P.O. Box 2000 Loma Linda, CA 92354 or advancement.lluhealth.org/make-a-gift
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on Jan. 13, 2018
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