The Obit For Gene DeAngelis

Gene P. DeAngelis, June 2, 2008

Mr.Gene P. DeAngelis. known affectionately by his friends as Geno finished lifes journey on Friday, May 30 after a short illness with his family by his side.

Gene was born on October 21, 1923 in Ravenna, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Philomena DeAngelis. Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Mary; son Gene M. DeAngelis (Janice) of Bath, Ohio; and daughter Cindy L. Meers (Bob) of Ravenna. He was blessed with granddaughters, Michelle, Brittany, Nicole, Kristen; and twin grandsons Ryan and Sean; brother Phillip (Lee); sister Alvera (Joseph) Krak; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. DeAngelis proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a graduate of Ravenna High School and Boheckers Business College.

Known as an outstanding athlete, he played professional baseball for the Chicago Cubs organization subsequent to his military duty. He also excelled at the amateur level in basketball, football and golf, once scoring a hole-in-one.

He was the business manager and retired from Suwak Freight after many years with the company. In his later years, his favorite pasttime was spent watching his grandchildren participate in various athletic endeavors. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

There will he no calling hours; funeral services will be at St. Marys Cemetery, Ravenna on Tuesday June 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM with interment in St. Marys Mausoleum. The family would like to thank RMH doctors and staff and Hospice staff for their compassionate care, and family and friends for their thoughts and prayers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may he made to the Gene P. DeAngelis Scholar-Athlete Scholarship for deserving Ravenna High School students in care of Portage Community, 1311 E. Main St. Ravenna, Ohio 44266. (Shorts, Ravenna (330) 296-6858, RC 06-1, 2-08)