The Post-Journal

Thomas A. D’Angelo

Thomas A. D’Angelo, 63, of 16 Summit Ave., died at 11:35 p. m., Wednesday, Jan.17, 2007, in his home.

A lifelong area resident, he was born June 29, 1943, in Jamestown, a son of Ralph N. and Carrie Gattuso D’Angelo.

He was a 1961 graduate of Jamestown High School and Jamestown Community College before his retirement in March 2006, he was employed as an agent for the Pfeffer Insurance Agency for several years. In earlier years he was associated with his family in the former Arcade Shoe Store in downtown Jamestown for many years Tom will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother who loved to spend time doing things with his family. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in their many activities. In previous years he had coached his son’s in Jamestown Little League Baseball. He also loved his German shepherd “Zach” who was his constant companion where ever he went.

He was an avid sports fan driving throughout Chautauqua County attending the many sporting events that were taking place. He never let his physical limitations keep him from attending a game. He was especially active in local bowling, golf and sports officiating circles. His many memberships include the Jamestown Bowling Association, Chautauqua County Baseball Umpires Associations, the New York State Association of Certified Football Officials, the former Jamestown Area Jaycees, served on the board of directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame and was very active with the Italian-American Charity Golf Tournament. He was inducted into the Jamestown Area Bowling Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Chautauqua County Umpires Hall of Fame in 1987
He also served as an actor for the Little Theater of Jamestown, was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, served as an independent business chairman for the American Cancer Society Crusade in 1974, was active in the Parkinson’s Hodgkin’s and Cancer Support Group where he gave many talks to help people cope with their disease. He was also a member of the reunion committee for the JHS Class of 1961.

Surviving are his mother of Frewsburg, his wife, the former Sue Peterson, whom he married Sept. 28, 1963; three sons: Timothy D. (Carrie) D’Angelo, Thomas P. (Lori) D’Angelo, both of Jamestown and Todd C. (Megan) D’Angelo of Concord, N.C.; four grandchildren: Thomas A., Nicholas E. D’Angelo, both of Jamestown, Milana G., Hannah C. D’Angelo both of Concord; two brothers: Vincent (Dianne) D’Angelo of Hinckley, Ohio and Ralph R. (Wanda) D’Angelo of Jamestown; and two sisters: Mary Lou (Ed) Holmes of Kennedy and Grace Ann (Charles) Mistretta of Jamestown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a. m. Monday in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Gullo, pastor of St. John Catholic Church and Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, Falconer will be celebrant. Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Sunday in the Lind Funeral Home, where a Christian Wake service will be led by the Rev. Robert Stolinski of St. James Catholic Church at 8:30 p. m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the Italian – American Charity Golf Association, P. O. Box 352, Jamestown, NY, 14702-0352 or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P. O. Box 4777, New York, NY, 10163.

The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.
We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.