OBITUARY

Richard Donald D'Angelo Jr.

April 21, 1951July 14, 2020

Richard (Dickie) D. D’Angelo, Jr., 69, of Sun City, Arizona passed away July 14, 2020 from complications due to skin cancer. He is survived by his loving mother, Geraldine and the late Richard D. D’Angelo, Sr., siblings Barbara (Robert) Maier, Patricia (Michael) Dimino, David (Lisa) D’Angelo, Nancy (John) Briggs and Donna (Thomas) Murphy, and life-long friend David (Diane) Sipos, as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Dickie grew up in Kenmore, NY where he attended St. Paul’s Grammar School and graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1969. He excelled in sports, especially baseball and was the catcher on many teams from the Kenmore Little Knights to the O’Hara Hawks, the Union Painters and J.C. Stephens teams in MUNY and AAABA leagues. He was named to the All Catholic team in both 1968 and 1969 and was inducted into O’Hara’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Dick moved to Los Angeles in 1976 where he worked at Paramount and Warner Brothers studios as a set dresser. During his career he worked on several movies including “The Men’s Club” and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” as well as many TV shows such as “Star Trek”, “The Shield” and “The Office”.

He retired in 2012 and moved to Sun City, Arizona where he enjoyed the recreation centers and pools daily. Dickie enjoyed golfing, listening to the blues and hosting Buffalo Bills parties during the football season where he would treat everyone to his famous wings and Sahlen’s hotdogs!

Dickie was a friend to all who knew him and lived life to the fullest.

Services

  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

Memories

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Fernando Sepulveda

November 6, 2020

You will be missed by all your friends. We worked together for over 20 years, mostly at Paramount on Star Trek . We had a great time in Maui on vacation. I moved to Maui and you moved to the desert. We will see you someday. Steph and I will always remember you,Aloha Buddy! Fernando Sepulveda

charley basher

July 28, 2020

My buddy Dickie text me when Eddie money passed, dickie said Eddie money has a ticket to paradise, well he had 2 tickets to paradise and Iam sure he gave one to my buddy Dickie D.

You will me missed my friend.

Dave Rossi

July 23, 2020

I worked with Dick at Paramount in the 90's. He was the kind of person that taught silent lessons about integrity, hard work, and friendship. Anyone who knew him is richer for the experience. Godspeed, Dick, and thanks for the memories.

Richard & Patty Miner

July 22, 2020

Our friendship with Dickie was with his wonderful family as well. Dickie was a friend for life even if you hadn't seen him in quite sometime. His laugh was infectious as was his smile! His love for life was huge! Dickie will be missed but never ever forgotten. May God bless his family. The angels have a new friend that they will have to keep up with!! We love you Dickie. Your friends, Patty & Rick Miner

Kathy Palumbo

July 22, 2020

In 1976, Dickie called me and said: Hey Cuz, I’m moving to California. Can me, Sipos and Billy Moretti sleep on your floor until we get settled?” Of course, I said yes and we had a blast. As always, Dickie was the life of the party. RIP Cuz. You are missed.

Don Wood

July 22, 2020

Was a pleasure to call Dick a dear friend, have wonderful Memories of times together that I will always cherish. Will miss you old friend.
Woody

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