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Angelo F. Gravagna

September 25, 1934 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 87)


On December 28, 2021 beloved husband, father and brother, Angelo F. Gravagna,
passed away suddenly yet peacefully in bed at home surrounded by loved ones. He
was 87 years old.

Angelo was born September 25,1934 to Fred and Mary in the city of Montclair, NJ.

As a young man, Angelo enlisted in the US Navy, eventually retiring as a Commander. He
piloted jet fighters from aircraft carriers. Angelo and Honey met in 1960. Angelo
continued to fly in the Navy Reserves while obtaining a Masters degree in Computer
Science prior to the personal computer revolution.  

While Angelo’s true love was flying, he was also passionate about fixing things, drove
the hook and ladder truck for a volunteer fire department, and was an avid BMW
motorcycle rider. A founding member of BMWRA, he was president from 1978-1980 and
subsequent trustee. Angelo rode all over the states, including up to Alaska, and kept
riding into his 80’s. Angelo retired from Applied Physics Laboratory in 1996 after 30
years in the computer field. When he retired, Angelo and Honey had time to RV around
the US.

Angelo is survived by wife, Honey, son, Fred, daughter, Noelle, and sister, Connie. He
was preceded in death by sisters, Jennie and Mary. Angelo is to be interred with full honors and a
Catholic service at Arlington National Cemetery. Details forthcoming. In lieu of flowers,
please donate to your favorite charity. Angelo enjoyed giving to several patriotic



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