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William M. "Bange" DeAngeles

December 19, 1926 December 18, 2020
William M. "Bange" DeAngeles
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William M. "Bange" DeAngeles, Sr., 93, of Pottsville passed away on Friday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital Schuylkill East, just one day shy of his 94th birthday.

Born in Pottsville on December 19, 1926, he was the son of the late Peter J. and Mildred (Eagan) DeAngeles.

He was a graduate of Pottsville High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

William was a devout Catholic. He was member of St. Patrick R.C.C. and a member of the former Mary Queen of Peace R.C.C.

He worked at Alcoa as a machinist for over 30 years, retiring in 1984. He also helped to run the family grocery store for over 50 years.

William was a member of the Buck Fever Rod & Gun Club since 1965 and a charter member of Catholic War Vets Post 1051, Pottsville, PA.

He was an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman at Buck Fever Cabin in Potter County and also an avid pinochle player on various local teams.

William was a semi professional baseball player with the fishbach team and other teams throughout the 40's and 50's.

He loved his family and most enjoyed attending his grandson's sporting events.

William was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Lucas, and brother, Peter DeAngeles.

He is survived by his wife, Ann T. "Nancy" (Reddington), to whom he was married 65 years; sons: Peter T., companion of Alicia Watson, of Pottsville; William M. Jr., husband of Kathleen, of Pottsville; daughter, Patricia A. Holanchock, wife of Howard, of Lake Wynonah; grandchildren: Stephen and Nicholas; great grandson, Ace; and several nieces and nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December, 21st, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick R.C.C., 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. A viewing will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, until the procession will leave for church.

Interment with military honors will follow in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery.

The family request contributions in William's memory be sent to: St. Patrick Memorial
Fund, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.Lord-Bixler.com

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