The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

March 11, 2013

Pamela R. D’Angelo


Star Beacon

GENEVA — Pamela Raye D’Angelo, age 67, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at home.

She was born August 16, 1945, in Columbus Ohio, to Helen Louise (Holton) and Moses Raymond Purdy. Pamela was a 1963 graduate of Parma High School. She attended The Ohio State University, Hiram College and Kent State University.

She worked as a dependency counselor at Glenbeigh Hospital for twenty six years, where she touched and saved countless lives struggling with alcohol and drug addictions.

She was a loving mother of three and proud grandmother of five. She was devoted to her family and an inspiration to those who knew her. Her door was always open to anyone seeking help or advice with whatever they may be struggling with. She was an active member of AA since 1979. She was an avid reader and loved to sing and dance and antique collecting. She had a passion for the water and sailing and dreamed of sailing around the world and one day to visit Ireland.

She is survived by her son, Roy Galaday of Manhattan, N.Y.; daughters, Raye Helen (Peter) Groening of Austinburg and Susan Marie (Robert) Selman of Saybrook; grandchildren, Spencer Selman, Aidan Groening, Caleb Selman, Gabriella Selman and Allyson Groening; her sisters, Lynn Saris and Doris Sumerfield; and nieces and nephews, John (Debbie) Saris, Laurel (Michael) Adornetto, Gail (Howard) Johnson, Scott Sumerfield and Bruce Sumerfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Moses and Helen Purdy; her sister, Maryann Knobb; and a brother, Raymond Purdy.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 12th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Pamela’s Life will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 13th, at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Pamela D’Angelo to Glenbeigh Hospital, P.O. Box 298, Rock Creek, Ohio 44084.

Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.