Ralph Francis Angelillo

September 4, 1920December 4, 2013
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Ralph F. Angelillo was born September 4, 1920, to the late William N. Angelillo and Barbara A. Angelillo, in Paterson, New Jersey, passed away December 4, 2013. Ralph married “the love of his life” Eileen Jurgensen Angelillo, October 7, 1944. They were married to one another for 69 wonderful years. Mr. Angelillo supported himself through college, while raising a family of 4 children. Graduating from Rutgers University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree, he was elected to the Rutgers University Honor Society and served on the coadjutant teaching staff of Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson University. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army Air Corps as an administrative specialist from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1946. Mr. Angelillo served as president of American Automobile Association of Southern New Jersey for 39 years, until he retired in 1985. He was also president of the Camden, N.J., Rotary Club and Camden YMCA, vice president of the Camden Chamber of Commerce and general chairman of the United Way. He also served on the boards of directors for West Jersey Hospital and the Bishop’s Council of the Diocese of Camden. Before recently moving to Birmingham, Mr. Angelillo retired to Palm Bay, Fla., to work on his golf swing. There he was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, the Port Malabar Country Club and the Elks Lodge 1744. Mr. Angelillo is survived by his wife, Eileen Jurgensen Angelillo. He raised four sons, Ralph Francis Angelillo, Jr. of Los Angeles, Lawrence Paul Angelillo (deceased), Thomas Kennard Angelillo (Rosemary) of Birmingham and Daniel James Angelillo (Donna) of Willingboro, N.J, all of whom he wholeheartedly loved. A proud grandfather to his eleven grandchildren: Timothy Angelillo (Allison), Tommy Angelillo (Margaret), Candace Angelillo, Anthony Angelillo, Mary Lee Angelillo Shelter (Matt), Lauren Angelillo and Lindsey Angelillo, Allison Angelillo Seabrook (Peter), Michael Angelillo, George Chamberlin, Jr., and Kristen Angelillo Keezer (Trevor). Mr. Angelillo is also survived by eighteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of the Life of Mr. Angelillo, will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013, 5pm to 7pm at Ridout’s Valley Chapel, 1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Smile-A-Mile, Alabama’s Program for Children with Cancer, P.O. Box 550155, Birmingham, AL 35255 ( hhtp:// Online condolences may be made at


  • Celebration of Life Monday, December 9, 2013

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December 17, 2013

Dear Mrs. Angelillo. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your husband, Ralph. I am one of the librarians he acknowledged in "Passing the Torch". I have many fond memories of Mr. Angelillo, whom I always called "Frank" as in Frank Sinatra, because of his beautiful blue eyes. He always had a great sense of humor and reminded me very much of my dad. He will be remembered fondly by the whole Palm Bay Library Staff.
Sandra (Sandrina) Clark

December 10, 2013

Dear Mrs. Angelillo, Tom and Rosey, we send our deepest sympathies. We just learned of this today (December 10). Mr. Angelillo had an impressive life, and he will finally be able to perfect that golf swing. We look forward to seeing you soon. Fondest regards, Carla and Louis Fishman

Amy Evans

December 10, 2013

Dear Eileen,

I always enjoyed visiting with the two of you. We had many fun times at the Evans parties. Ralph was always full of himself and getting after all of us. He was a great man. He will be truly missed.

Love you - Amy, Corinna and Mason Evans

December 9, 2013

Our hearts goes out to all of you at this time of grief. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alden-friends of Dan and Donna

Barb & Skip Lynette

December 9, 2013

Dear Aunt Eileen,
Our recent visit together will be something I will cherish always. You will all be in our prayers tomorrow as you celebrate Uncle Ralph's life. With much love,

Aunt Ella` Angelillo

December 7, 2013

Dear Eileen, Ralph, Tom and Danny. My love to you always at this sad time.
I hope to see you on Dec. 28 when I can ride to Birmingham for a visit. My prayers are with you always.

Louise Leechman

December 7, 2013

I am so sorry Eileen. My deepest sympathy to you and the boys. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I just wish that we lived closer.

Mary Kay Watson

December 7, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss, Tom. Raymond McDonald told me that he'd seen you Sunday and that your father wasn't doing well.

Nancy Dorman-Hickson

December 7, 2013

It's never easy to say goodbye to a loved one. I hope your pain will soon turn to joyful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Allen Vaughan

December 6, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I know your husband, father and grandfather will live in your hearts and minds for the rest of your days.