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Arthur A Angelilli

Arthur A. Angelilli passed away on 3 March 2020 at the age of 98 in Clearfield,  Utah. Born in Pacentro, Italy on 13 March 1921, he missed celebrating his 99th by 10 days. Son of Fiorina Ricciand Giovanni Angelilli, he received his US citizenship in 1929. Graduating from High School in Campbell, Ohio in 1940, he pursued a career as a big band trumpet player, entertaining workers in the CCC Camps throughout the western United States,dance halls, and clubs, until he was drafted in 1944.  He served admirably in WWII, first as a rifleman, then as a band member, receiving two Bronze Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, and the Eastern African Middle East Campaign Medal. While deployed to Italy, he met and married Radiana DePoli on 8 March 1947 in Venice, Italy.

After being released from the Army and returning to the US, he received a BS from Youngstown College, OH, subsequently moved to New York City and began attending Graduate School, all the while still playing his trumpet in night clubs during the evenings, and working full time as an accountant. He began his Federal Civil Service Career in 1952 moving to Aviano AFB, Italy in 1955, employed by the Air Force Audit Agency. In 1971, he transferred to Germany and subsequently to Utah in 1996, retiring in 1998 after a stellar 48 year career as a Civil Servant.

Arthur was a man of varied interests, with a passion for skiing, which continued until he was 84.He enjoyed traveling, dabbling in the stock market, and spending hours on his computer.

He was loved by his family who enjoyed years of adventures with him while traveling throughout Europe and the United States.

He his survived by his wife of 73 years, Radiana, son Robert, daughters Sylvia and Clara, brother Pasquale, and three grandchildren.


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