PRICE - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, John B. Angotti, age 80, passed away May 29, 2011 after a lengthy illness in Price.
He was born Dec. 24, 1930 in Columbia to Salvatore "Sam" and Catherine Guzzo Angotti.
Married Mary Bozolakis June 9, 1962 in Price.
Notre Dame School, Carbon High, College of Eastern Utah, and Utah State University (Sigma Phi Epsilon) provided him with the credentials for a successful forty year career. His dedication to education began in 1953 when he was hired as a sixth grade teacher at Helper Central School for three years.
He then became an elementary school principal for the ensuing 37 years. He was at the helm of Harding Central School, Durrant Elementary, and the New Castle Heights Elementary School when it opened its doors in Price. John was a visionary in education and together with his staff always upgraded the programs of the schools. His professional dealings with people and situations were honest and straight forward.
His primary concern always centered on the students. He was instrumental in organizing KNOCA and Christmas Tree Regalia at Castle Heights Elementary. He was awarded the bronze statue as child advocate of the year for Utah. Mr. Angotti received numerous awards and recognition as an outstanding educator for his tireless efforts on behalf of the students and staff.
In 2007, he was named Grand Marshall of Carbon County International Days Parade. He was very proud of this and his many accomplishments.
He was a member of the Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, lifetime honorary member of the P.T.A., life member Price Elk's Lodge #1550, and chairman of the Price Planning and Zoning for many years.
Survived by his loving wife, Mary Angotti, Price; son, Michael John Angotti, Seattle, Wash; daughter, Catherine Alane, Price; two grandchildren, John Daniel and Mykell Alane, both of Price; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Antone (World War II); sisters, Mary (Dominic) Paloni, Ann (Ross) Oliveto, Rose (Louis) Grako, Angie (George) Farlaino.
Funeral Mass, Thursday, June 2, 2011, 10 a.m. Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service, was held on Wednesday evening Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will receive friends Thursday one hour prior to service. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome to share memories of John online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net
In lieu of flowers per John's request donations may be made to the Children's Justice Center, Price.