Angelo Eugene Dell’Antonia, age 82, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
He was born October 25, 1939, in Arma, Kansas, the son of William and Viola Dell’Antonia.
He graduated from the Frontenac High School and then went on to serve with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Following his military service, Angelo returned to Frontenac, KS, where he got reacquainted with a high school classmate, Sondra Forniciari.
Angelo and Sondra were married on June 24, 1961, at Frontenac, Kansas. Angelo, also known as Dell, worked many years for
Kansas Gas & Electric Company, later known as Westar. He began his career as a meter reader in Pittsburg and later moved to Ft. Scott in the mid-1960s and worked as an electrical engineer until
Angelo had a passion for electricity and was always willing to help friends and family with anything electrical. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends and working in his shop on electrical components.
Angelo was family-oriented and took pride in being able to help whenever he was needed.
Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Dell’Antonia-Renard (Jim), of Dallas, Texas, a son, Jody Dell’Antonia (Rachael), of Ft. Scott, and a granddaughter, Lily Dell’Antonia, also of Ft. Scott.
Other survivors include his two granddogs, Zeta and Cletus.
His wife, Sondra, preceded him in death on July 27th of this year. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Rev. Rhonda Dunn will conduct graveside services at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 2nd at the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft Scott, Kansas. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Cheney Witt Chapel on Tuesday from 9:30 A.M. until leaving for the cemetery at 10:45 A.M.
Memorials are suggested to Paws & Claws Animal Shelter or Wreaths Across America and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.