In Sydney, Australia, on a holiday vacation with Ariel and Amanda (2008)
Garry David Angelotti
  • 66 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 29, 1949
  • Date of passing: Sep 23, 2015
You are loved.

This memorial website has been created in loving memory of Garry Angelotti. It's a place for family and friends to share stories and photos of Garry and leave tributes to his memory.

Garry was an electronics wizard who fixed radars on aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy, and then built a successful small business installing and maintaining linear accelerator machines used in radiation treatments for cancer. He loved golf, sailing, and spending time with family on beach vacations.

Garry was the beloved partner of Jane Buiting, and the father of Amanda and Ariel. He was the loving son of Lawrence and Jean, and a brother to Roberta, Larry (his fraternal twin), Geno, Rita, Tina, and David. After a long journey with bladder cancer, he died peacefully, surrounded by close family and friends. He'll remain in our hearts forever.


Visitation and burial in San Diego, California
(Private services for immediate family members)
Wednesday, October 7th
El Cajon Mortuary and Miramar National Cemetery

Services and gatherings in Erie, Pennsylvania
(All friends and family are invited)

Saturday, October 17th at 4:30 PM
Sacred Heart Church, 
816 W 26th St
Services where Garry and the rest of the Angelotti family went to church when they lived in Erie.

Saturday, October 17th at 6 PM
La Nuova Aurora Society, 1518 Walnut St
Dinner at the local Italian-American society that’s a few blocks away from Sacred Heart Church. Guests are responsible for their own dinner expenses.

Celebration of life
Sunday, October 18th from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Maennerchor Club,1607 State St 
Brunch provided for all guests. Please bring stories, photographs, and memories of Garry to share with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Garry cared deeply about those who were injured during their service to the military. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate in Garry's name to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust, which supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to ill, injured, or wounded veterans. 

The programs support everything from driver's rehabilitation services for veterans with traumatic brain injuries, to treatment for post-service mental health services. The Trust also helps to fund programs that provide food, shelter, and other necessary items to homeless or at-risk veterans and their families.

Online: Visit Disabled American Veterans and click "DONATE NOW"
By mail: PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

Please indicate that your donation is a memorial gift in honor of Garry Angelotti, and provide notification to:
Amanda Angelotti
35 Brosnan St Apt 11
San Francisco, CA 94103

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jane Buiting on 23rd September 2017

"Never forgotten my love. A day never passes that I don't think of you, hope you are sailing on the wings of the Angels. Always loved"

This tribute was added by Dan Jacobs on 25th May 2017

"I met Gary in '95 at Valencia CC. That contagious smile and great sense of humor was always present with a story about his years in the Navy or a golf trip.  A genuine good guy with a kind heart and love of his family. We visited his Valencia business and he showed us Cat Scans and radiation equipment that was truly impressive. We nicknamed him the mad scientist. We played a lot golf and had a lot of laughs. RIP old friend.    Jake"

This tribute was added by Margaret Hardy on 3rd February 2017

"Hi Amanda and Ariel
Hi used to work for your dad as a receptionist in his Valencia office. I just found out about your dad's passing and wanted to express my sympathy to you and your family.  I remember all the great trips he took all the employees on especially the cruise to Mexico.  God bless a've d comfort you both."

This tribute was added by Jane Buiting on 29th January 2017

"Gone but never forgotten and always loved sweetheart.
Happy Birthday in heaven."

This tribute was added by Jane Buiting on 23rd September 2016

"The moment that you left me my heart split in two, one side was filled with memories and the other died with you.I often lay awake at night when the world is fast asleep, and take a walk down memory lane. Remembering you is easy, I do it every day, but missing you is a heart ache that never goes away. I hold you tightly in my heart, and there you will remain; you see life has gone one without you but will, never be the same.  Loving you forever….."

This tribute was added by Jerry Stafford on 5th June 2016

"Garry and I were best friends on the uss kitty hawk in th early '70's and stayed in touch while he lived in Valencia, but lost touch after he bed to Las Vegas.  I jst now learned of his passing.  Garry, I'll never forget about our travels in your TR-4 and alpha-Romeo."

This tribute was added by Jane Buiting on 29th January 2016

"The day that you left this earth my life changed forever. When you're heart stopped beating, mine began to hurt. When you're eyes closed, mine filled with tears. Nothing is the same without you and never will be.
But, I do have my memories..... Last year the request was sent out to mail you birthday cards to many of your friends and family. Over the next few weeks’ cards arrived daily and I saved them until your birthday. I placed over fifty cards in a wicker basket, and after lunch on your birthday I told you that you had some mail to open.
The medications had affected your eye-sight making it difficult for you to read. So I read them to you. You would than take the card from me and closely examine at it, sometimes touching the pictures, before we went on to the next.
After we had opened about thirty of the cards you started to cry. The love that had poured in across the many miles, from so many people over whelmed you with emotion. You felt much loved that day, but I want you to know that even though you are gone, you are still alive, deeply missed, and very loved in all of our hearts.
Even Sheba cuddles up in your corner of the sofa now. I think she feels close to you there.  
So, my dear angel in heaven, Happy Birthday. I just want you to know, that you are always in my thoughts, and how much I love you so. I know you are in God's care, which is how it should be.
But when I get to heaven, I know that He will give you back to me."

This tribute was added by Lisa Whiteaker on 13th December 2015

"I met Garry a few years ago.  He was such a caring, gentle man, always smiling while having such a depth perspective on the world.  Every morning his juice, fruit and paper, reading about the world. I enjoyed our intellectual conversations, what a true hearted man he was.  Garry was my night and shinning armor going through breast cancer as he had his struggles with bladder cancer. Many times we spent together just watching a movie because we both didn't feel that great.  His true passion was his work, helping others.  I was shocked of his loss, and more shocked this whole tribute is not full to the rim.  Garry touched so many lives, he loved his children, I never got a chance to meet them.  His angel Amanda in San Fransico he visited, always telling me how bad it is to find a parking place.... Lol.   I will never forget our Mexican cruise, so many fond memories.  I gave him a diamond ring, a ring of our deep friendship, a true honor to have in my life.  What many people don't know is Garry was so passionate about exotics, his little friend MugWhy the Monkey was so fond of Gary.  I look at the two of them together in pictures today, he had a true connection with that monkey.  Rest in piece my friend, it was a true honor having a piece of you in my life.  Love Lisa"

This tribute was added by Linda Perry on 1st October 2015

"I met Garry only once when my good friend Jane brought him to our house for a holiday gathering in Ann Arbor.  We loved Garry immediately and knew he was such a wonderful soul and caring partner for dear Jane.  I am so happy they had the time together they did, despite the time frame, to share a wonderful love and light together.  Garry,  I am sure you are smiling down on everyone!"

This tribute was added by Linda Labella on 30th September 2015

"Gino , was a gem of a man we met in malibu ...he was funny ..bright and caring of other feelings ...sensitive ..I never did see him again ..but we stayed in touch by phone once in a blue moon. ..may God Bless his soul"

Leave a Tribute:
Invite your family and friends
to visit this memorial:

Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when others contribute to this memorial.

This memorial is administered by:

Amanda Angelotti
Ariel Angelotti
Jane Buiting


Have a suggestion for us?

We are waiting for your feedback!