Cousin Leroy Comes to Town
The day after Memorial Day, 2001, the DeAngelo Family was visited by a friend
from the past. Leroy Natale, son of Uncle Tom and Edwina Natale (you know,
the New Yaak Italians) returned to Paulsboro, one of his favorite family
vacation spots of years gone by. Leroy was accompanied by his Uncle
Marvin and son Byron. Although the stay was short, we managed to convene a
cousins mini-reunion at the Sons of Italy Club. Leroy, now retired, has
been working on a Natale family tree for nearly a year. My mother Mary is a
Natale. Tom was here brother. Leroy made good use of his time to
update the genealogy and scan some precious old photos.
|Judy DeAngelo with Cousin Leroy
||Leroy scans a photo for Mary
||Shelly, Danielle, and Mary
DeAngelo look at family photos
|Younger brother Dennis with
||Mary Holt, Judy, & Lena
||Leroy & Linda in Oregon
On Friday, January 12, 2001, around 6:00 PM ... and only minutes after the
chimney sweeps did what chimney sweeps do, the DeAngelos had a very frightening
and damaging experience .... fire. Pictured below is a shot of the
offending fireplace the morning after. Disaster
Update: As of Saturday, February 17, our 150-year-old house is back
in order. It has been cleaned, painted, and generally renewed. As a
matter of fact, things now look pretty much as they did in the Christmas photo
at left. As
they say, all's well that ends well.
Some fire damage
Family and Friends
At left, our daughter, Adrienne, and her mother, Judy, at Big Trees in the
Sierras of Northern California. Middle picture, Judy enjoying our new outdoor Jacuzzi at home in summer, and
Adrienne, me, and Judy splashing in 17 o temperatures in January.
Below, upper left, Judy with good friends Lynne and Paul Pickens on Cape Cod. At
upper right top, Judy and Adrienne opening presents, Christmas 2000.
Lower left, Judy's mother, Barbara standing behind her sister Florence (Floss). Lower right, original
painting of a barn owl by the late William Kazmar, Judy's father and renowned
artist. The painting hangs in my office at Temple University, also known
as the Owls.
Immediately above left, Adrienne at Aunt Karen's home in Alamo,
California. Center, Adrienne (Bun) in her Subaru Outback. Right, Bun
with grandmother Barbara Kazmar.