Ralph F. Angelillo was born September 4, 1920, to the late William N. Angelillo and Barbara A. Angelillo, in Paterson, New Jersey, passed away December 4, 2013.
Ralph married "the love of his life" Eileen Jurgensen Angelillo, October 7, 1944. They were married to one another for 69 wonderful years. Mr. Angelillo supported himself through college, while raising a family of 4 children. Graduating from Rutgers University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree, he was elected to the Rutgers University Honor Society and served on the coadjutant teaching staff of Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson University. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army Air Corps as an administrative specialist from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Mr. Angelillo served as president of American Automobile Association of Southern New Jersey for 39 years, until he retired in 1985. He was also president of the Camden, N.J., Rotary Club and Camden YMCA, vice president of the Camden Chamber of Commerce and general chairman of the United Way. He also served on the boards of directors for West Jersey Hospital and the Bishop's Council of the Diocese of Camden.
Before recently moving to Birmingham, Mr. Angelillo retired to Palm Bay, Fla., to work on his golf swing. There he was a faithful member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, the Port Malabar Country Club and the Elks Lodge 1744.
Mr. Angelillo is survived by his wife, Eileen Jurgensen Angelillo.
He raised four sons, Ralph Francis Angelillo, Jr. of Los Angeles, Lawrence Paul Angelillo (deceased), Thomas Kennard Angelillo (Rosemary) of Birmingham and Daniel James Angelillo (Donna) of Willingboro, N.J, all of whom he wholeheartedly loved. A proud grandfather to his eleven grandchildren: Timothy Angelillo (Allison), Tommy Angelillo (Margaret), Candace Angelillo, Anthony Angelillo, Mary Lee Angelillo Shelter (Matt), Lauren Angelillo and Lindsey Angelillo, Allison Angelillo Seabrook (Peter), Michael Angelillo, George Chamberlin, Jr., and Kristen Angelillo Keezer (Trevor). Mr. Angelillo is also survived by eighteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of the Life of Mr. Angelillo, will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013, 5pm to 7pm at Ridout's Valley Chapel, 1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Smile-A-Mile, Alabama's Program for Children with Cancer, P.O. Box 550155, Birmingham, AL 35255 ( hhtp://www.campsam.org
). Online condolences may be made at www.ridoutsvalleychapel.com.