In Memoriam: Notice of Funeral, July 10, 2022 | Obituary







February 27, 1936 – June 30, 2022 Jay was truly one of a kind, gregarious, irreverent, Italian, an extraordinary storyteller with a wicked sense of humor and a colorful way with words. Everyone was still surprised to learn that he was a twin. “You mean there are two!”. We had an incredible life together for over 45 years, full of adventures, travels, new experiences, interesting people, great friends, wonderful family. Jay was born in Reno, Nevada to Beulah Wedekind DeAngeli and Ettore DeAngeli and grew up with his twin brother, Philip, and his parents on North Virginia St. across from the University of Nevada. After his father died when Jay was 12, he had to grow up quickly, helping his mother with her business before and after school. Jay attended Orvis Ring Elementary, Northside Junior High, and graduated from Reno High School in 1954. The same year he married Patricia Colgan. They had 3 children, David, Cindy and Dale. He hired at Western Electric Company (later AT&T) as an installer in 1955 and worked for the company for over 33 years through many iterations. Jay left Reno in 1977 to work for the company’s international arm, eventually working in Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece managing the installation of large switching systems and an undersea cable. The headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ was his final corporate assignment. Over the course of his career, he was proud to have been instrumental in so many first application systems, each presenting unique challenges. Jay and Carole married in 1978 and have moved with AT&T several times, learning and adjusting to new cultures (starting with North Carolina!) and seeing much of the world. After his retirement, Jay and Carole moved back to his native Nevada and he worked in construction with his son, helping to design and build our custom home. We have traveled the country in our motorhome for several years, seeing all 49 continental states, Canada and Mexico. In 1995 we moved to Tucson, Arizona to enjoy the warm winters, play golf, experience the desert, and continue to travel and camp. I’ve always said Jay was the smartest guy I’ve ever known – he could do anything and fix anything, oh, and if you needed advice Jay was ready with that too. He was the heart and soul of our Oracle Foothills neighborhood, organizing picnics, beautification projects, paving the roads. He loved this community and helped make it a better place. Jay has never been happier than barbecuing for his friends or family and we all enjoyed his Bloody Marys, Gin Fizz’s and waffles. He was a lifelong fan of the SF 49ers and Oakland Raiders, and also enjoyed following U of A sports. So many happy times were spent camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, photographing and spending time in the beautiful high desert of Nevada and, more recently, the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Jay is survived by his wife Carole, his children David (Debbie), Cindy Carmack, Dale (Sally), his stepson Justin Scoggin (Katty), six amazing grandchildren (Heather, Cristina, Jayson, Joshua, Raji and Ruhi), his twin brother Jan, his sister-in-law Judy DeAngeli and his ex-wife Patricia Beach. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Philippe. In memory of Jay, please plant a tree, help a neighbor, have a glass of wine, cook for someone you love, tell a story and share lots of laughs. My most sincere thanks to his caregivers at Hospice Casa de la Luz. He gave his nurse a hard time until the end! Arrangements by Avenidas Cremation & Burial

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