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38001 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH 44094
Phone: (440) 942-0700
Fax: (440) 942-4823
Angelo Tomaselli

Angelo J Tomaselli

Monday, August 5th, 1940 - Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Funeral Mass for Angelo J. Tomaselli, 79, of Willoughby, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Redeemer Church, 15712 Kipling Ave., Cleveland. Father Martin Polito will officiate.
Mr. Tomaselli passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Born Aug. 5, 1940, in Cleveland, he was raised in the Collinwood area of Cleveland, before settling in Willoughby.
Angelo was an active parishioner of Holy Redeemer Church in Collinwood, and a 1959 graduate of Collinwood High School. He moved to Willoughby 50 years ago, where he was the proud owner of Willoughby Automotive Supply and later, Mentor Auto Parts. In 1986, Angelo was elected as Willoughby’s Ward 2 Councilman and remained in the position for 11 years. He became the City of Willoughby’s Service Director as an appointment of then Mayor Dave Anderson. He proudly served in that position for 21 years, becoming the longest serving Service Director in the city’s history. To his peers, he was known for his sarcastic sense of humor and his sincere care for everyone he met. During his tenure, Angelo was honored by the city as “Santa” Tomaselli, as he was a driving force behind the Willoughby Christmas displays, downtown Willoughby Tree Lighting, the hanging of spring flower baskets, tree planters and bridge flower boxes.
He was a standing member of F.O.P.A. Lodge 69, Willoughby Evening Lions and The Collinwood Memories Association. He loved coaching both Willoughby and CYO youth sports, especially baseball and football. He was proud of collecting Santa Claus figures and taking annual trips to Frankenmuth, Mich., to see the world’s largest Christmas Village with his family.
He was the beloved husband of 57 years to Mary Judith “Judy” (nee Evans) Tomaselli; loving father of Maria R. Tomaselli (Joe Masak), Lisa A. (Robert) Swope, and John M. Tomaselli; cherished grandfather of Kelly Swope, Angelo Tomaselli, Mia Tomaselli, and Emma Tomaselli; brother of Sylvia (Gino) Palombo; and uncle of nieces and nephews.
Angelo was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose (nee Margiotti) Tomaselli; and sister, Antoinette (Frank, dec.) Zigman.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his name may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home (Willoughby)
    38001 Euclid Avenue
    WILLOUGHBY, OH 44094
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 10:00am
    Holy Redeemer Church
    15712 Kipling Avenue
    CLEVELAND, OH 44110
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Karen Tackett ( Berteau )

Posted at 05:41pm
So sorry about the passing of Angelo I did not see the notice foreign no one call me still my mom viola Berteau passed in June and my husband just passed away in October .I want to send my Deepest condolences to the family I know we were cousins but not close my prayers go out to the family

Don Reed

Posted at 01:04pm
Judy, sorry to hear about Angelo.He was a good man and a great boss.Sorry Cherie and I could not make it to calling hours.Angelo helped us get our house built, and we have never forgot that!

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Posted at 11:35am
John: We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
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Father Greg Schaut

Posted at 08:01am
Judy and family,
Itvhas been an honor being with all of you and Angelo at Lake West. I always looked forward to my daily visits withbhim and yourselves. He was a very positive and loving man. He had a great love for God. He will be greatly missed. Angelo and your family will be remembered in my Masses this weekend and in my daily prayers. God's Peace to you all
Father Greg Schaut from Lake Health.

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Posted at 06:36am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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