David Angell
His Heart Was in Cape Cod

David L. Angell piled up Emmy Awards for his work on shows like "Cheers," "Wings" and "Frasier," but he was known for keeping his heart firmly on Cape Cod and for his closeness to his wife. "Lynn supported him for five years while he wrote and looked for a break," said Sally Reeder, a friend. "They used to say they had one suitcase packed and were ready to return to New England when he finally caught on."

Mr. Angell, 54, wrote compelling scenes, said Tom Reeder, a co-writer on "Cheers." "He picked his spots to say anything very carefully, but more often than not he had the perfect words when he spoke," Mr. Reeder said. And Mr. Angell valued golf performance -- he had a 2 handicap -- over appearances. "He got his golf shirts at Penney's," said Mrs. Reeder. "He didn't care about designer labels."

The Angells, who celebrated their 30th anniversary this summer, had been excitedly watching the last stages of construction of their new home in Chatham, Mass., before boarding American Airlines Flight 11 in Boston to return to California.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 26, 2001.


A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, September 17, 2001 for David Angell and his wife Lynn Edwards Angell who perished together on the hi-jacked American Airlines Flight #11 when it was flown into the World Trade Center Tower by terrorists. May Go I bless their eternal souls. The devoted couple had just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this year. David Angell was born the youngest of three children to Mae Cooney Angell and Henry Angell on April 10, 1946, in Providence, Rhode Island. David graduated from Providence College, where he later received an honorary doctorate degree. After graduation, David enlisted in the U.S. Army and served at the Pentagon. Lynn Edwards, was born on August 11, 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama, to Thomas and Marilyn Edwards. Lynn attended Auburn University which prepared her for an early career as a librarian. David met Lynn on Cape Cod where he was working at the Eastward Ho Country Club and she was waitressing for the summer. They were married on August 14, 1971 and settled in Providence. Lynn worked as a librarian, and David became an insurance technical writer, which did little to challenge his creative talents. Finally, they agreed to take a chance on Hollywood. Lynn's librarian skills supported David through those lean and learning times in Los Angeles. For five years David tried to break into television writing, and finally scored when one of his stories for the Archie Bunker series was accepted. David's first big break came, however, when his "Old Flame" episode written for "Cheers" won an Emmy for Best Comedy Writing in a Series. This success propelled David into a very propitious relationship with David Lee and Peter Casey, and "Grubstreet Productions" was formed. Their first creation together was the very successful "Wings" series, and their second creation has been one of the most popular, Emmy Award-winning series in modern television, "Frasier." David is survived by his brother, the Most Reverend Kenneth A. Angell, who is Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, Vermont; his sister, Claire Miller and her husband, Bernard of Stowe, Vermont; and their four children: Karen Brendli and her husband, Philip; Ann Rice and her husband, David; Stephen Miller and his wife, Georgeann; and Kathleen Grinley and her husband, Joseph. David also leaves behind ten grandnieces and nephews; and his very special partners, David Lee and Peter Casey, who knew David so well as "a kind and gentle man with a quiet exterior that masked one of the sharpest comedy minds ever to write for television." Lynn is survived by her mother, Marilyn Edwards; her brother, Dr. Thomas Edwards and his wife, Rennie; a niece, Leslie Cameron and a nephew, Christopher Allen, all of Birmingham, Alabama. Lynn and David were devoted, faith-based, spirit-filled partners in love and life. Theirs was a journey of joy, kindness, and gentleness, but it was a journey done too soon. A Memorial Mass will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, September 17, 2001 at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Providence, Rhode Island. The family wishes to thank all who have offered their condolences, prayers and support during this tragic time, including friends across the country, from Los Angeles to Cape Cod to Rhode Island and Vermont. They would also like to express appreciation to the priests and faithful of the Diocese of Burlington and to Bishop Mulvee, the priests and friends of the Diocese of Providence. Last, and especially, the family thanks the members of the media who have been so understanding during these trying days. Those who wish to preserve the memory of David and Lynn might consider donations to: Hillsides Home for Children, 940 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105 or Providence College Scholarship Fund, Providence, RI 02918. READY FUNERAL SERVICEDirectors 802-862-0991
Published by Newsday on Sep. 13, 2001.
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I lost a friend on the plane that hit Tower No.one. Her name was Anna Allison, wife of Blake Allison. Did not find that out until many years later. It's 9/14/2021 and I can appreciate what the Lawrence and Angell familys are still going through. The pain never goes away. So I just hope some peace is possible over a terrible loss. John Flaherty/ Hilo Hawaii
john flaherty
September 15, 2021
Remembering David and Lynn on the 20th anniversary of 9/11....
Cindy Roe
August 31, 2021
Reruns of Frasier are showing in Scotland and obviously 20 years old, in the credits there was a remembrance to this couple which I thought strange as it was a couple so I googled them! How awful to die so needlessly at this horrible time! What a loss to the world ... hopefully their friends and family have managed to find peace and some happiness! RIP David and Lynn.
Jo-Ann McLellan
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August 9, 2021
I miss you cousin David and Mary!!!
James Schad
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February 26, 2021
To the dear Angell family of Lynn and David Angell...I was thinking of Mr and Mrs David Angell on September 11 2020...19 year's the anniversary of September 11 2001.. Please know I will NOT ever forget how kind you both were when betty and myself had both of you as our passenger's..time will not ever erase the memories..god please watch over everyone of Mr and Mrs David Angell family and their friends...LOVE Charlene Marie Jones American airlines flight attendant BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
Charlene Marie Jones
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September 23, 2020
Hi Dave, just remembering our experiences in the Army at the Pentagon.
1970 to 1972 and the guys we worked with. Would have been great to get back together to reminisce. I think of you every anniversary of this tragic event. God bless you and your wife.
James (Jim) Abell
Served In Military Together
September 11, 2020
My name is Ross and I am from Springdale, Arkansas. I am sorry for your loss. I will not forget this day and please know that I care.
Ross
September 11, 2020
Just a fellow American that is thinking about the tragedy that affected your lives and those that you love. I will NEVER forget! 9/11.

Danalynne
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September 11, 2020
Highway to Hell is my Eldredge Public Library Memoirs class writing assignment for August 14, 2020.
My little Yorkshire puppy and I walk during these hot humid pandemic summer days at Chase Park near the historic Godfrey Windmill 1727... near your home with beloved wife Lynn, where your journey to Logan Airport began on 9-11-2001. We never met, but this week... met folks who did know you, and spoke so highly.... for your family... please know, we will never forget the Angells, now heavenly Angels after their highway to hellish atrocities. Our dear friend NYFD Fire Lt John spoke several times at Chatham High School as a witness and First Responder defining tragedy vs atrocity. Innocents perished not warriors...9-11 was an atrocity! God Bless David and Lynn!!!!
Joan Aucoin
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August 13, 2020
May both your hearts still be filled with the love forever.
Linda Eddy
August 3, 2020
David and Mary, though i never got to know you two... i am blessed to be your cousin... we all miss you and love you dearly.
James Schad
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August 2, 2020
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Dear Mr and Mrs David Angell and your family..a few pictures of our beloved cape cod Massachusetts 2020..the coronavirus panademic has put the airlines into empty planes and paxs..we all pray on this earth it leaves our world..united states of America ARMY ft sill Lawton OK..God bless your family..be safe and stay WELL LOVE Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American Airlines BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts



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July 4, 2020
Hi Mr and Mrs David and Lynn Angell...and your family..it is July 4 2020...thinking of Mr and Mrs Angell today...cape cod is as beautiful as when you were there September of 2001....I have heard they want to rebut Frasier..my opinion no...Frasier will NOT ever be the same without Mr David Angell..perfection on all your writing for television...I found betty ong class picture from American Airlines class 87-42..I was class 87-3...betty and myself had you and Mrs Angell in our flights...you both were so kind..may God bless your family and friends..stay WELL love Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American Airlines BOS Logan international airport
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To the family of Mr and Mrs David Angell..a few pictures for Mr and Mrs Angell...captain Beverley bass has her musical COME FROM AWAY on Broadway..right now due to the coronavirus Broadway curtains are closed up...god bless your family love Charlene Marie Jones American airlines flight attendant BOS Logan international airport
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Dear Mrs and Mr Angell..a couple of pictures..your loving cape cod Massachusetts..still as beautiful as year's gone by..betty and Amy class picture from American Airlines flight attendant training class...you are deeply missed Mr and Mrs Angell LOVE Charlene Marie Jones American airlines flight attendant BOS Logan international airport
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June 22, 2020
Dear Mrs and Mr David Angell and family...saying hello to my favorite paxs!!..its father's day and thinking of your family Mr Angell...I read they want another Frazier reboot..I know it will not be the same without you Mr Angell..I am sorry I have not written my sister Barbara passed away April 13 2020..she was from BOS like me..I am sure she has already met you and Mrs Angell...God bless your families Mr and Mrs Angell..you will not ever be forgotten..LOVE Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American Airlines BOS Logan international airport
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June 22, 2020
Mr and Mrs Angell, two Angells who really will live forever in our hearts
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December 3, 2019
Dear Mr and Mrs Angell family...I have not forgotten about you and Mr Angell..thinking of you both..remembering how kind you both were to betty and myself....guy in the picture works at the 9/11 museum in NYC..I was unable to make the trip to NYC this September 11 2019...guy flew to DFW international airport to see me..the cowboys game..guy takes care of all the families..he has a beautiful soul..thinking of you both tonight the Emmys are on.....there will NOT ever be another Frasier for Mr David Angell was the writer and his thoughts scripts only come along in 1 lifetime..Mrs Angell you were by Mr Angell side all the time..thinking of you both..God love your family..love Charlene
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Good morning Dave I wish we could reminisce about our experience at the Pentagon and the golf course. But your not forgotten.
Robert Verderber
Military
September 15, 2019
RIP
Joshua Roark
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September 4, 2019
Charlene Jones
August 12, 2019
To the dear Angell family..thinking of the most gracious Mrs Lynn Angell today..her BIRTHDAY...we all have one special day for all..Mrs Lynn and David Angell will not ever be forgotten..I am proud to say Mrs Lynn Angell was one GRAND first class lady..courgual..intelligent and quite the sense of humor with betty and myself on our flight 11..for you see once you flew flight 11 BOS-LAX more than a few times we made you part of the family..HAPPY birthday Mrs Lynn Angell..thank you for all you did for us on our flights and the generous and beautiful soul in and out you did for people and children your whole life..my honor to have had 2 GRAND paxs on board..YOU guys always made our day..god bless your family and friends today tomorrow and forever love Charlene Marie Jones American airlines flight attendant BOS Logan international airport and DFW international airport
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August 12, 2019
To the dear Angell family..I posted a few more picture's..in honor of all the first responders police firefighters who RAN to the towers to help our family and crewmembers..they did not run away..all 3000 souls in heaven..god bless your family...love Charlene Marie Jones American airlines flight attendant BOS Logan international airport DFW international airport
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Hi to the dear Angell family..I hope your summer has been a GRAND one..I have some pictures I took at the DFW international airport memorial and will share them on Mr and Mrs Angell legacy..captain Beverley bass is still scheduled to met us in NYC on September 9 2019..I am still planning on attending..Mr Anthony Gardner the vice President of the9/11 museum said invitations will be sent in a couple of weeks..captain Beverley wants us to go see come from away her Broadway musical in NYC TOR LHR and opened in Sydney Australia about 3 weeks ago..she is now in ORD..captain Beverley is keeping the legacy of September 11 2001 ALIVE..I no I shall not ever forget..Mr and Mrs Angell were dear paxs of mine and betty..please know you are always thought of..my email is up and running [email protected] my phone number is 617 369- 2444..God bless your family always..peace and LOVE Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American airlines BOS Logan international airport and DFW international airport
Charlene Jones
August 9, 2019
Always think of you when watching FRAZIER reruns at night. What a wonderful job you did!
Linda Eddy
June 23, 2019
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June 22, 2019
To the dear families of Mr and Mrs David and Lynn Angell..I do hope your family are doing good..thinking of Mr and Mrs Angell today..I found my original picture of President George Bush taken with our American airlines DFW crewmembers..I was also based in DFW..the picture of President George Bush was taken in 2000..it was before September 11 2001..we honor Mr and Mrs David and Lynn Angell and will not ever be forgotten..I am still planning on going to NYC for September 11 2019..I will keep you updated..God bless your family..love Charlene Marie Jones American airlines flight attendant BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
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June 22, 2019
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May 31, 2019
To the dear Mr and Mrs Angell family..I sent a picture of the memorial for 9/11 at DFW international airport..this memorial honors ALL paxs first responders..crewmembers and civilian killed on September 11 2001..I am catholic myself being from BOS Massachusetts.I went to mass over the memorial day weekend..I always get holy water when I can..I placed holy water on my pictures and phone so everyone I am friends with will be blessed..god bless Charlene marie jones flight attendant american airlines BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
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To the dear Angell family..I hope all of your are well and healthy..thinking of David and Lynn Angell on memorial day..Mr angel served his country with the United states of America United states army..I honor David Angell and his wife Lynn on their legacy of military men and women serving our country and their families..it takes a true man to serve his country..thank you Mr David Angell..I am still planning on being in NYC for September 11 2019 memorials..I will keep you posted..if any of your families are planning on attending the ceremony please feel free to contact me 617-369-2444....God bless your family love Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American airlines BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
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To the dear Angell family..HAPPY mother's day to ALL..I hope this finds you well..thinking of Mr and Mrs Angell today..I spoke for 1 he lady night to my music collaborator and friend peter Hume in LAX..I had mentioned to peter Hume and melissa manchester about having a special ceremony for our paxs and family of flight 11 for September 11 2019..speaking with peter last night he pointed out to me that in the music industry a celebration of life will take 1-2 years to plan..he said we need a venue..the musicians need more than 4 months to perform..the timing was not right..Melissa Manchester loves the idea but in the music and entertainment industry it can not happen that quickly..I will be honest with you..I believed it could be..now realistic it can't be..of course that is not what I wanted to hear..Peter suggested a celebration of love music and life for the 20th anniversary of September 11 2001..I believe that will be wonderful..I guess I wanted it soon for we do not know what is around the corner..soo I will go with my best judgement my heart and soul..my catholic faith to believe ALL in God's time..I am still planning on being in NYC for Sept 11 2019. Just don't know the dates yet..captain Beverley bass is in Sydney Australia right now for rehearsals come from away is heading to Sydney in July..she will be there for about another month..come from away is on Broadway NYC Toronto west side of LHR. London England..the grass so green in England..love England..captain Beverley knew my flight was always flight 11 BOS-LAX..the Angell were our favorite paxs..captain Beverley would like to have you at the Sept 10 2019 come from away Broadway show..I will be there too..I am touch with tony at the 9/11 museum..I will attend that too..Beverley needs to be back in DFW on September 11 2019 for come from away is heading to DAL.next year..my intention is to go to NYC..see my family crewmembers..I hope you will be there too..I am going to make my ideas known to my friends on Broadway..producer's..the jazz foundation in NYC which I belong too..if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them..we need a venue..the jazz foundation uses the beautiful Apollo theater for their gala..I love sardis in nyc but I believe we need a stage..I am going to do my BEST that all first responders..DCA shanksville PA..civilians..firefighters..flight crews paxs are honored and NOT ever forgotten..my world stopped turning on September 11 2001..the last time I was in NYC was 2008 and cried..I have been to DCA and the Pentagon when o lived on DCA from 2009-2010..its time to go back to my second favorite city NYC to pay respect..my phone number is 617-369-2444..I am currently in the DFW area..I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in NYC..I will keep you posted...any questions or suggestions please call me..God bless. Love Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American airlines BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
Charlene Jones
May 13, 2019
Miss your talants.....so much.
Linda Eddy
May 5, 2019
Dear Mr and Mrs David and Lynn Angell and family and friends..I pray I will see your family and friends on September 11 2019 in NYC..I have added a few more pictures..Mr and Mrs Angell were an inspiration for me along with my parents jean and Charles Jones of BOS Massachusetts..my priest gave me direction in my faith..I followed the path god provided for me..my heart and soul literally collapsed on September 11 2001...slowly I built myself my friends and family and crewmembers back up..it took along time for me to accept September 11 2001...my dream is to keep all your family..friends..and ALL around the world memories alive..fly and be safe..healthy..and peace within our lives as our world is turning..Mr and Mrs David and Lynn Angell are watching from heaven above..god bless 617-369-2444..Love Charlene American airlines BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts..my honor and my pleasure to have had 2 of our most delightful paxs as Mr and Mrs David and Lynn Angell
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Dear Mr and Mrs David and Lynn Angell..I hope this finds your family well..I have been in touch with my music collaborator and friend peter Hume..he is music director to Melissa manchester..peter is making contacts to Melissa and some other musicians to see how we can honor Mr and Mrs Angell and flight 11..all the crews..all the paxs..pentagon..shanksville PA..the firefighters police hospitals our finest first responders..I have been in contact with tony Gardner the director of the 9/11 museum in NYC..also my APFA American union...we need to always have the bright light shine for Mr and Mrs Angell and all involved when the world stopped on September 11 2001...betty's class song was looking thru the eyes of LOVE sung by Melissa manchester from ice castles..betty was in flight attendant class 87-42 I was in 87-43..we both went to BOS Logan international airport..at the time of graduation I did not know peter Hume or Melissa manchester..on our flight 11 betty would watch me write lyrics..I believe Mr and Mrs Angell also saw me writing to..to my belief I went to berklee college of music in BOS Massachusetts..I met my professor Jon Aldrich who brought my composer Peter Hume to me..destiny for ALL of us..I do hope to see your family in NYC September 11 2019. My phone number is 617-369-2444..god bless your family Love Charlene Marie flight attendant American airlines BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
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