Louis L. DiAngelis of Landenberg

Louis L. DiAngelis died Aug. 3.

Louis is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Rae Lynn DiAngelis, and his cherished daughter, Elisabeth Ann, 16, who was the light of his life.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alfonso DiAngelis; his mother, Victoria Pannell DiAngelis; his two sisters, Elizabeth DaBundo and Josephine Tavoni; and by his three brothers, Alfonso, Joseph and Thomas DiAngelis.

Louis attended Kennett High School until he was called into military service as a radio operator and MKM rifle marksman. As a veteran of WWII, he served in the peace keeping corps in Stuttgart, Germany until January 1947.  He earned the Army of Occupation Medal and the Victory Medal.  He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #5467 and the American Legion Post #491 in Kennett Square.

After returning from the war, he earned his living as a mushroom grower, and also went to work for Delaware Park during the summer seasons in the day, and at night he worked at Brandywine Raceway in the admissions departments. Over his lifetime he was proud to have owned over 70 race horses. In 1982 he became a full-time employee at Delaware Park and remained there until the day he died.

Louis enjoyed sharing his love for life with the company of his family and friends, always offering them his love, kindness, support and quick-wittedness.  He loved to dance, sing, and play golf, football, and cards.

You are invited to visit with Louis’ family and friends on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116), 250 West State St., Kennett Square, and also on Friday, Aug. 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Rt. 41), Avondale.  His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. on Friday at the church.  Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Louis’ memory for Elisabeth Ann DiAngelis’ Education Fund, c/o Wachovia Bank, 400 Scarlett Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.  To send an online condolence, please visit www.griecofuneralhomes.com.

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