An­gelo Let­tieri

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

CHAR­LOTTE - An­gelo Let­tieri, 92, passed away at home sur­rounded by his fam­ily on March 20, 2019.

He was born in Rofrano, Italy to the late Ot­tavio and An­to­nia Ce­tran­gola Let­tieri, on March 19, 1927.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 70 years, An­gelina; daugh­ter, MaryAnn Ayala (Rafael) of Fort Mill, SC; broth­ers, John Let­tieri of Kingston,

NY and Vito Let­tieri of Fort Mill, SC, and his fur grand­baby Louki.

An­gelo es­pe­cially loved rem­i­nisc­ing about his fam­ily and trips to Italy, and his spe­cial cousin Teresa, and all of his loved ones there. Although born in Italy, he moved to the U. S. at 2 1/2 when his dad, Ot­tavio, fought for the U. S. dur­ing WWI and he and his fam­ily were granted his U. S. cit­i­zen­ship.

Though raised dur­ing the De­pres­sion, he and his broth­ers found ways to make money for the fam­ily. With hum­ble be­gin­nings, he worked hard to be­come a suc­cess­ful leader with Con Edi­son Power Com­pany, ris­ing to the level of Su­per­in­ten­dent for the bor­ough of Queens, NY.

An­gelo’s strong faith in the Lord di­rected ev­ery as­pect of his life, both with his fam­ily and ev­ery­one he came in con­tact with. He was a man of in­tegrity and moral strength, yet gen­tle in spirit and loved to laugh. He served as Dea­con and Board mem­ber of Bellerose Assem­bly of God in NY, and on the Board of Crown Chris­tian Cen­ter in Char­lotte. An­gelo sang in the choir for many years in NY and loved to sing wor­ship songs.

Although hav­ing only one child, he was a father and men­tor to many. He pos­sessed prac­ti­cal wis­dom and guid­ance, al­ways com­mu­ni­cated with love and gen­tle­ness. While in his late 70’s & 80’s, he helped to take care of cher­ished ‘ Grandma Rosa’, and his sis­ter in law, Jo, a. k. a. ‘ The Judge’. He was ‘ Gramps’ to his nieces, ‘ Zio’ to spe­cial ex­tended fam­ily and ‘ Daugh­ter # 2’ to a dear friend. He was a man of great com­pas­sion for those in need, with a spe­cial gift to help so many oth­er­sknown and un­known­through the giv­ing of his many tal­ents and re­sources.

His trade was Elec­tri­cian but could fix just about any­thing.

He and his wife Angie did a lot of trav­el­ing in their life­time, and loved get­aways with friends and fam­ily. His joy was see­ing and en­joy­ing time with his fam­ily and just sit­ting around the ta­ble talk­ing about life and his loved ones. A par­tic­u­lar love was din­ing out and en­joy­ing new restau­rants through his 90’s, and or­der­ing his fa­vorite fish dish.

His in­flu­ence on many lives is ap­par­ent to­day in so many ways. He left a legacy that few could match. A man of God, honor and in­tegrity.

A visi­ta­tion will be held from4 PM to 7 PM on Fri­day March 29, 2019 at McEwen Fu­neral Home, Pineville.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 11: 00 AM at McEwen Fu­neral Ser­vice, Pineville Chapel.

Burial with Mil­i­tary Hon­ors will fol­low at For­est Lawn East Ceme­tery.

In lieu of f low­ers me­mo­ri­als may be made to; Good Shep­ard United Methodist Church, 13110 Moss Rd, Char­lotte NC 28273, for “No longer slaves for traf­fick­ing” (an ini­tia­tive for sav­ing girls from sex traf­fick­ing).

On­line con­do­lences may be of­fered at www.mcewen­

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