RYE, N.Y. -- Orlando L. D'Angelo of Rye passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, Dec. 31, with his family by his side. He was 89 years old.
He was born July 4, 1925, in the Bronx and was a Rye resident for 67 years. He is a graduate of Morris Park High School in the Bronx. He served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was honorably discharged on July 12, 1946, and began his career as a self-employed building contractor in partnership with his brother Louis D'Angelo prior to retiring in 1987.
He was the loving husband for over 60 years of Ellen "Sis" D'Angelo and the father of two daughters, Carol and Ginny. He was president of the Rye Kiwanis Club from 1982-83. He taught religious instruction classes at Resurrection Elementary School in the 1960s, was a volunteer of the William H. Ball Memorial Field Day events and an active member of the American Legion Rye Post 128.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen C D'Angelo of Rye; two daughters, Carol D'Angelo of White Plains; Ginny Johnson, her husband, Joel, and granddaughter Tracy of Charlotte, N.C. He was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Laura D'Angelo; brother Frank D'Angelo; and sister Tina Marino.
The family will receive visitors at Graham Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 5, from 4-8 p.m. A service celebrating Orlando's life will be held on Tuesday Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye.
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