|Birth: ||May 22, 1944|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2013|
Larry Aproniano Angelo was born in Los Angeles, California, to Aproniano Mariano Angelo and Carmen Burdeos on May 22, 1944. Raised in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles, Larry was an exceptionally gifted and highly intellectual student.
In Junior High School Larry was identified as a "Rapid" student by a team of scholars from Berkley. Larry was chosen out of a diverse group of advanced Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Mexican & Jewish students. Through the "Rapid" student program Larry took part in an academic test module that required him to complete a rigorous college prep curriculum that entailed, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, Latin and journalism. The program would later be adopted by numerous school districts throughout the country.
Larry graduated from Roosevelt High School on January 25, 1962, and went on to attend East Los Angeles College. However, by the end of his freshman year, Larry chose to take the extremely challenging entrance examination for one of the most difficult branches of the military. After passing it with flying colors, Larry Aproniano Angelo was accepted and admitted into United States Air Force.
From his very first assignment, Larry was trusted and highly regarded by his commanders. At Chicksands Priory, 45 miles north of London, Larry's commander observed his level of reliance and professionalism and selected him to care for his newborn infant, while his commander attended several official Air Force evening functions. Larry served his commander for two years and in appreciation, his commander used his influences to get Larry an office position in the Officers' Club. There he was able to earn extra money to enjoy his many travels throughout England, Scotland, Wales and other European countries.
Larry continued to excel while in the Air Force. He was Dorm Chief were he oversaw and directed 286 people to maintain a healthy and sanitary living environment. He also traveled the world extensively while working his way up the ranks of the Air Force. Larry worked for USAF Base Commanders, Wing Commanders and the Numbered Air Force Command who were in charge of all forces this side of the Mississippi. Throughout his military career Larry received many awards and medals of commendation. While in Vietnam, Larry survived a missile attack on Cam Rahn Bay (Oct. 23, 1971) and was nominated for a bronze star, the highest honor given to an enlisted man. On January 1, 1984, after more than 20 years of service in the United States Air Force, and National Security Agency (NSA), Larry Aproniano Angelo, retired as a Technical Sergeant and Triple Dipper with distinction, dedication and bravery. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the USAF never left him, as friends and family will attest.
After the Air Force, Larry embarked on a second career with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that proved to be just as rewarding and successful as his time spent in the USAF. Larry served as one of three Field Operations Supervisors for the 1990 U.S. Census Bureau (LaVerne District) supervising 11 crew leaders and 20 enumerators before retiring for a second time on.
Before leaving us on March 6, 2013, Larry Aproniano Angelo, accomplished his dreams. He saw the world, bought his dream house, and explored the open road on his motorcycle. He frequently enjoyed road trips and spending time with family and friends. As a loving son, Larry was especially committed to the health and well-being of his mother Carmen and enjoyed spending time with her.
Larry Aproniano Angelo, was proceeded in death by his father Aproniano Mariano Angelo, one brother Darryl Angelo and one sister Valerie Hines.
Larry leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Carmen January, step-father Craig January, one sister Stephanie Hines, one God-son Enrico St. Costigliola, one sister-in-law Lana Angelo, six nieces Derrell Angelo-Stewart, Tasha Love-Lucchesi, Tanisha Robinson, Porcha January-Williams, Shanika Robinson and Charmeka Bundy, and three nephews Michael Angelo, Haison Cromwell and Darryl Love. Larry also leaves to cherish his memory two very special friends Tom McCready and Sue Martin, along with a host of in-laws, great nieces & nephews, cousins and friends.
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
Created by: Miriam
Record added: Mar 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106697837