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Donald Anthony Angela

September 3, 1930 — May 26, 2023

New Port Richey



In Loving Memory of Donald Anthony Angela (1930-2023)

With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to Donald Anthony Angela, a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many during his 92 years on this Earth. Donald peacefully departed this world on May 26, 2023, surrounded by his loving family at HPH Hospice in New Port Richey, FL.

Donald's journey through life was accompanied by the unwavering love and companionship of his late wife, Ruth, affectionately known as Mickey. Their enduring bond lasted an incredible sixty-one years, exemplifying the beauty of commitment and devotion. Together, they embraced life's joys and challenges, creating a legacy of love and unity that will forever be cherished.

As a loving father, Donald raised a family filled with compassion, strength, and resilience. His children, Theresa and husband, Joseph, Donald and his wife, Rosemary, Alane and her husband, William, Virginia, and Christopher and his wife Roseann, were his pride and joy. Donald's unwavering support and guidance shaped their lives, instilling in them values that will continue to inspire generations to come.

Beyond his role as a father, Donald embraced the priceless gift of grandparenthood. His heart swelled with pride and affection for his five cherished grandchildren: Tommy, Jason, Kaitlyn, Ryan, and Sarah. He reveled in their accomplishments and celebrated every milestone, offering unwavering love and support as they pursued their dreams.


In the radiant tapestry of life, Donald's legacy lives on, gracefully carried by his adored younger brother, William, and his beloved wife, Joann, accompanied by their cherished family.

Donald's professional journey was one marked by success and dedication. Throughout his career, he held influential positions within esteemed publishing companies, including Crain Communications, Advertising Age, Business Week, Golf Digest, and Playboy Magazine. His leadership and vision left an indelible mark on the industry, inspiring countless professionals and shaping the landscape of publishing.


Donald was born in New York City and in his youth, he answered the call of duty and served his country with honor. From 1948 to 1952, he proudly served in the Navy, stationed in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. His commitment to his fellow servicemen and to the principles of freedom and justice was a testament to his character.

He nurtured a thriving family in the vibrant heart of Queens, New York, where love and laughter filled their home. After a lifetime of hard work and dedication, he embarked on a joyous chapter of retirement alongside his beloved wife, Mickey, in the tranquil embrace of New Port Richey, Florida.

During his leisure time, Donald found solace in the simplicity of crossword puzzles, relishing the mental challenges they presented. A passionate sports enthusiast, he cheered on his beloved New York Yankees and the New York Giants, finding joy in their victories, and weathering the storms of defeat with 

unwavering loyalty.

As we remember Donald Angela, we celebrate a life well-lived, filled with love, dedication, and the pursuit of excellence. His spirit of resilience and his unwavering commitment to family and country serve as an enduring inspiration to us all. Donald's legacy will forever be etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

As we mourn his loss, let us also remember the precious memories we shared with Donald. May his kindness, generosity, and love for life guide us on our own journeys, reminding us to embrace each day with gratitude and to cherish the bonds we forge along the way.

In the words of Henry David Thoreau, "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Donald Angela saw the beauty and potential in the world, and his remarkable presence made it a better place. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory continue to inspire us to live with purpose and love.

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