John J. St. Angelo, 90, from Massapequa, New York, died peacefully on February 10, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on January 16, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York to Anna Montana and Gustave St. Angelo. He was married on May 30, 1953 in Queens Village, New York, to the love of his life, Josephine (Joanne), and spent 66 happy years at her side.
A committal service with military honors will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.
John is survived by his wife, Joanne; brothers, Leonard, Anthony, Joseph, and Michael; sisters, Mary Stattel and Carmella Maziotti; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Mike Lafata and Karen and Ron Kilgard; six grandchildren, Austin Converse, Michele Truffin, Jonathan Converse, Jack Kilgard, Vincent Lafata, and Christopher Converse; and two great-grandchildren, Theodore Converse and Everett Converse. He was preceded in death by his brother, James, and sister, Katherine Parisi.
During the Korean War, John served in the US Army, 9th Infantry Division, in a field artillery battalion. He returned home to build and run a successful landscaping company, Saint’s Landscaping, and raise two lovely daughters. Later in life, John and Joanne relocated to Phoenix to be closer to their daughters and spend time with their beloved grandchildren. John was a family man, hobby woodworker, Long Island crabber, avid bowler, and a towering personality. He will be deeply missed by friends, family, and all who knew him.
John loved to make people laugh. In that spirit and in lieu of flowers, please spend a minute to share a photo or fond memory you have with John. Please post to the digital memorial that can be found at http://www.mykeeper.com/profile/JohnStAngelo/.