Robert D'Angio Jr.
May 20, 1944 – November 27, 2018
Robert D’Angio Jr. of Crozet, VA passed away suddenly on November 27, 2018. Bob was born May 20, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York and received a B. S. degree from St. John's University. At St. John's Bob was an active member of Phi Kappa Tau and met his beloved wife Phyllis. Phyllis and Bob were married for 48 years before her passing in 2014 (Phyllis often said they were married for 24 years as “every other day was good!”). They had three children, Jennifer, Peter, Jessica and 8 grandchildren. Bob and Phyllis raised their family in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. Bob’s early career included a stint at Irving Trust in New York City, but he wanted to spend more time with his young family and continued his career at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) located on Long Island. Bob was the Manager of BNL’s Human Resources Department for 23 years. With an expertise in delivering human resources solutions at a scientific institution, Bob moved to Charlottesville, VA where he worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) located on the campus of the University of Virginia. Bob thoroughly enjoyed his time at NRAO where he met great friends and traveled from the mountains of Chile to the mesas of New Mexico. Bob was a dedicated family man and cherished time with his wife and kids. His friends were important and enriched his life. He was a responsible man with a tremendous work ethic, but understood working hard and having fun were not mutually exclusive. Bob is survived by his brother Dr. Richard D’Angio and other family and friends including Vicki Sontag, Barbara and Bill Kelly, Cheryl Ann and Mike Thompson, Rich and Lynda Kramps and his partner Margaret Rice who has been his great solace these past 3 years. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 1pm, at Holy Comforter Catholic Church, 208 E Jefferson St, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House.
- Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House
- Funeral Mass Saturday, January 12, 2019
Robert D'Angio Jr.
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January 9, 2019
I've known Bob's son Pete since high school - about 32 years. With such a long friendship I came to know Phylis and Bob through the shared stories and memories Pete would relay. I met them both a few times over the years and they were both so generous and welcoming - opening their home to Pete's friends many times. I don't know too many personal details like a favorite movie or ice cream flavor or beer brand. ; ) But what I do know from being friends with Pete all these years is the incredible amount of love and commitment this family had/has for one another. A foundation that Bob laid for his kids through the examples he set. My heart goes out to Pete, Jen and Jess. JP and I, and the extended Gryzlo Family, are so sorry for your loss.
January 9, 2019
I am deeply saddened to hear of Bob's untimely passing. Of all the people I have ever worked with I respected and loved working with Bob the most. He was a true gentleman, was forthright and honest, and was a pleasure to be with and around. I have fond, and funny, recollections of stories Bob told on himself, and the passing of both him and Phyllis have left this world a little more empty.
I count myself extremely lucky to have known him and to be able to count him as a friend. He will be missed.
December 9, 2018
I have known Bob since 1977 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. We worked together for over 20 years (mostly as my boss) and I have been his friend up until this very time. There are so many words that can describe Bob: honorable, caring, devoted, kind, humble, generous. And this is not an inclusive list. Bob was a good friend to Donna and me. Even after moving to Charlottesville we remained steadfast friends. We called each other on a regular basis and at the end of each call he told me that he loved me and I told him that I loved him. So many people loved and respected Bob. He was in every sense of the word a good man. He will remain in our hearts forever.
December 9, 2018
I am sadden to read about the death of Bob. I knew him through his wife Phyllis with whom I taught school . Their love for family and life was their legacy. I miss them both and will remember them as playing a good game of golf on a heavenly turf.
Denise "Dee" Boyd
December 2, 2018
I worked with Bob and the gang at NRAO some years ago. He was one of the most memorable people I've ever met. Sometimes you'd forget he was your boss, and you'd think you were sitting down with your father to discuss business. He had a heart for everything and everyone there. He was a stand up guy and equally a gentleman. Keep everyone in line up there, Bob! You will be greatly missed.
Rick and Rochelle Larson
November 30, 2018
We were very saddened by Bob's untimely death. Our thoughts are with the D'Angio family, Barbara and Bill Kelly and to his partner and his future, Margaret.