Angelo Philip DeFelice of Carson City, Nevada passed away peacefully at home on February 4, 2023 at the age of 88. Angelo was born May 20, 1934 in Utica, New York to Aloysius and Julia DeFelice. In 1946 his family loaded up their ‘38 Plymouth sedan and left for California with Angelo and his older sister Phyllis in the back seat. He proudly served in the Army in the Korean conflict and then attended and played football for LA Valley College and Cal State Northridge where he met Mary, his wife of 65 years.
Angelo was a venturous soul and after graduation from college was a high school science teacher and football coach in Los Angeles. In 1973, Angelo and his family moved to a farm in upstate New York where they raised beef, pork, corn and alfalfa. After moving to Carson City in 1978, he was a soils scientist and computer programmer.
Angelo and Mary enjoyed living in and restoring the historic Olcovich-Meyers house in Carson City and sharing it with the community for house and garden tours. He served on the Carson City Historical Architecture Review Committee and was a member of the Carson City Historical Society. He was a member and past president of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 305. Angelo was a long time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Family church. For many years, Angelo played trumpet in the Capitol City Community Band and for a while there were three generations of DeFelices’ in the band as his father and daughter Lori were also members.
Angelo was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. Angelo is survived by his wife Mary, two daughters, Marilou (Jim) Martineau and Lori (Christopher) Steyn,OD and three grandchildren; Philip Martineau and Hayden and Samantha Steyn all of Carson City. He is also survived by his sister Phyllis Lewus, nephew Robert Lewus and nieces Julie Lewus and Mary Theresa Boerger all of New York.
Angelo had a fantastic sense of humor, a scientist’s mind, a musician’s ear and an artistic hand, passing these gifts down to his daughters and grandchildren, of whom he was very proud.
A family service has been held and a Celebration of Life is planned for May 20, 2023 in Carson City.