Joseph DeAngelis

Joseph P DeAngelis

Friday, May 10th, 2019
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Obituary of Joseph P DeAngelis
Joseph P. DeAngelis, 84, of Harbert, Michigan died peacefully, Friday, May 10, 2019, at his residence.

He was born June 26, 1934 in Youngstown, Ohio, the youngest of three children of Domenic and Mary DeAngelis. He married Marianne (his "Daisy") Hackman on November 28, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois.

Beginning as a child of first-generation Americans, Joe worked hard to educate himself so that he could give his children a better life, and guided them by example.

Joe and Marianne raised seven children with the fulfilled expectation that they would all go to college. While living in Lombard, Illinois, they were very involved with the Saint Pius X religious education program. Upon retirement, Joe and Marianne built their home in Harbert, Michigan where he was elected to the Chikaming Township Park Board and created the Chikaming Township Park and Preserve. He was most proud of the Planting Field, the community garden.

Joe was an avid golfer, reader, loved camping and sailing. He never was short of a story or anecdote. His family says he was the worst joke teller ever, but it never stopped him from laughing at his own humor. Joe always demonstrated a genuine interest in anyone with whom he was having a conversation. He was a willful man who to the end lived life his way.

Joseph will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of almost sixty years, Marianne DeAngelis; four daughters, Mary Ellen (Steve) Meindl, Patricia DeAngelis, Amy DeAngelis, Suzanne (John) Fickle; three sons, Joseph (Claire) DeAngelis, David (Karen) DeAngelis, William (Carissa) DeAngelis; twenty grandchildren, Heather Meindl, Matthew Meindl, Alexander Meindl, Connor DeAngelis, Dominic DeAngelis, Cassidy DeAngelis, Garrett Woodard, Adam Woodard, Owen Woodard, James Woodard, Andrea (Michael) Svetina, Alison DeAngelis, Ethan DeAngelis, Christian DeAngelis, Giana DeAngelis, Marianna Diaz, Marcelo Diaz, Emma Fickle, Ava Fickle, Renae Fickle; one sister, Gloria Broderick; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two granddaughters, Melissa Meindl and Morgan Woodard; and one sister, Rosemary LaMarca.

Family and friends will gather Friday, May 17, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. (Michigan time) in Saint Agnes Catholic Church, 5760 Sawyer Road, Sawyer, Michigan.

The family prefers contributions be made in memory of Joseph to the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks, Michigan, 49128. Please share a memory or a message online:
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    Friday, May 17th, 2019 |
    Friday, May 17th, 2019
    Saint Agnes Catholic Church
    5760 Sawyer Road
    Sawyer, Michigan
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Private Condolence

John Figliomeni

Posted at 12:00am
Joe once told me he liked my particular slant on things. If he only knew how much the opposite was true. He was a rare individual who liked to talk about ideas without anyone being right or wrong. He'll always be with us.

Gloria Derdzinski

Posted at 12:00am
Our deepest sympathy on Joe’s passing. We’re so thankful we had the chance to all be together at the family reunion.

Gloria and Dan Derdzinski

Rob McArdle

Posted at 12:00am
Mr. D always made me feel welcome at the DeAngelis home. I will always remember how he let me tag along to Door County camping with the family, helped me with my batting in the 8th grade and made sure there was plenty of food available for all of David's friends' who happen to coming through the house on any given weekend. Mr. D will be missed by many, especially the great family that he raised along with Daisy.
God Bless.

Michelle P. Figliomeni

Posted at 12:00am
Dear Marianne,
I was very sorry to learn of the loss of your husband. As a wonderful couple you were certainly one of our family's favorite relatives. I recall fondly his interest in Joe and me and our children. We will never forget the wonderful visit we had at your home years ago and the really joyful atmosphere you two generated as hosts in your lovely lakeside setting. i recall Joe's great interest in preserving the tranquility of his community and the warmth you both extended to family and friends alike. My sincerest condolences.
Michelle P. Figliomeni

Dan Figliomeni

Posted at 12:00am
Joe was a wonderful man. My family enjoyed several trips to see him at his home in Michigan and he was always warm, welcoming, fun and engaging. We always looked forward to spending time with him. He always shared stories about life in PA that especially resonated with us (normally made us laugh!) since we share family ties there.

Rest in peace, Joe.

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