Obituary of Angelo J. Malizia
Angelo J. Malizia, 92, of Harleysville, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Antoinette (Bella) Malizia who passed away in 2004.
Born July 11, 1927, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Salvatore and Philomena (Marino) Malizia. Angelo graduated from Dobbins Technical High School and Drexel University after which he became an electrical engineer and worked in the aerospace and manufacturing fields. He also proudly served in the United States Army during World War II stationed in Kobe, Japan.
He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and was very devoted to the Blessed Mother.
Angelo loved music and dancing, especially with “his Annette”. Always the jokester and a flirt with the ladies, he brought joy and fun to those around him. Angelo was very proud of all things Italian as well as all the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. “Love, family and respect” was his motto where spending time playing, coaching and watching his family were important to him. He loved many different sports, both as a spectator and a participant, especially the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. One of his greatest experiences was attending the Philadelphia Phillies Dream Week where he scored the winning run during the division championship game, being named Star of the Game. Angelo played in several softball leagues over the years, most notably Softball America and the Montgomery County Senior Softball League (MCSSL) of which he was a founding father and was recognized for this by Congress. Angelo was an outstanding pitcher and was honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as an active player at the “young” age of 92.
He is survived by his children, Angela Franchi and her husband, Richard, of Newtown Square, Janetta Vance of Harleysville, Gina Iacono and her husband, Fred, of Harleysville, his sister Carol Commodaro; seven grandchildren, Paul Malizia, Sean Mulhern, Greg Kozminski, Ken Kozminski, Anthony Iacono, Laura Iacono, and Michael Iacono, and seven great-grandchildren, Savina Malizia, Tovani Malizia, Gregory Kozminski, Samantha Kozminski, Giana Kozminski, Joey Kozminski, Michael Kozminski, and a new one to arrive in April.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his daughter Donnabella Hilt, and his brother William Malizia.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass at 10 AM on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church 900 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, Pa 19446. A viewing will be held on Monday from 7-9 PM at the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 3440 Skippack Pike Cedars, PA 19423, and again on Tuesday from 9-9:45 AM at the Copus Christi Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. John Neumann Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com