John O. Angelucci
Of Milford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 16, 2011 surrounded by his loving family at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford. He was 91.
John was born on September 6, 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland, son of the late Orlando and Hazel E. (Young) Angelucci.
He was a proud veteran of the Army Air Corp serving his country during World War II. Enlisting after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, he was a tail gunner on a B-17 in the European Theater.
Mr. Angelucci test drove heavy equipment and tanks at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland for several years before taking employment with Civil Service at the Dover Air Force Base where he was a maintenance supervisor for 27 years before retiring in 1977. After his retirement, he became self employed as a house painter.
John was a member of the American Legion Post #3 in Milford, the Blue Hen VFW Post #6483 in Milford, a member and past Commander and Treasurer of the Disabled American Veterans Post #6 in Milford and a member of the First Baptist Church in Milford.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Angelucci was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Princess Leigh Angelucci, two sons and a daughter-in-law; David J. Angelucci of Sweetwater, TN and Scott and Gail Angelucci of Milford; two daughters and a son-in-law; Barbara and Carl Mross of Lincoln and Nancy Allaband of Magnolia; a brother, George Angelucci of Havre de Grace, MD; two sisters, Mary Snyder of Frederick, MD and Grace Barker of Elkton, MD; 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave, Milford, where friends may call one hour prior.
Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Home of the Brave, 6632 Sharps Rd, Milford, DE, 19963.