July 13, 1916 - July 19, 2012
Harold Ralph Angellotti of Bend, Oregon, was born on July 13, 1916, in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
He passed away comfortably on July 19, 2012, at age 96.
Harolds Granddaughter, Jill, captures the essence of the person Harold was with her following beautiful written words: Harold Angellotti blazed a trail of relationships throughout his entire life. These encounters ranged from Harry Bennett, Henry Fords right hand man, to the nurses in the hospital spending his final moments of life with him. It seemed anywhere Harold went he made friends and left a special resonance on peoples hearts. I grew up with the man. Instead of babysitters, I had him. I honestly could never say anyone loved me more. He has had a lasting effect on my life and hundreds of others. Harold, a gentle human with a deep operatic voice, could captivate a room through song or story. "Choo Choo the Broadway foo Cincinnati. Dont get icky with a one, two. A hol tight, a hol tight,"I can hear him singing while thumping his soft hands on his legs to create a beat. He will be remembered as a devout grandfather to more than just his two grandkids and an honorable man to many. I will love and miss him always, as will his friends and family. From the words of the 96-year-old himself, "La salute prima. Your health is first". Without that you are nothing!" I say we all take that into consideration as we move forward with our lives and remember my grandfather in doing so. He had seen so much of life and cherished and reveled every moment. I can only hope to savor this life as he did. If anything, he taught us all how to live!-Jill
Harold is survived by his son, Skip and daughter-in- law, Kate; his grandchildren, Colten and Jill; and his brother, Ed and sister- in-law, Mary.
He will be greatly missed and loved always by all of his family and friends.
Autumn Funerals, Bend, is in charge of the arrangements, 541-318-0842