Nicholas V. D'Angelo, 80,
a long time resident of Penfield, N.Y., died Monday, April 19, 2010. He was born in Erie, December 2, 1929, son of the late Polidoro and Josephine D'Angelo.
He was a conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band during the Korean Conflict. Nick was a Professor of Music at Hobart and William Smith College for 56 years. He studied under various composition teachers including Bernard Rogers, Luigi Dallapiccola, Paul Hindemith & Earl George. His compositions made him the recipient of numerous prizes, honors and grants including a 1985 Pulitzer Prize nomination in music, Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Faculty Award for Distinguished Research and Scholarship for his "considerable distinction as a versatile American composer", First Prize at the New American Music Festival, the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and numerous commissions; most notably a commission from the Society for New Music. His music is recorded on Roulette, KLP, Century and Spectrum and has been performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, France and Italy."
Survivors include his wife, Eva D'Angelo;
two sons, Paul D'Angelo and his wife, Jenna,
and Ronald D'Angelo and his wife, Amy;
and a daughter, Barbara Riley and her husband, Patrick. His also survived by eight grandchildren, Johanna, Caitlin, Patrick, and Michael Riley, Brittani and Nicholas D'Angelo, Clair Donovan, Samson Auer;
and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Peter Libra, and his sister, Mary A. Lang. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rochester Musicians Assn., Local 66, 875 Main St. East, Rochester, NY 14605 or American Diabetes Association ., 160 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, NY 14618. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 9367 Wattsburg Road, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010, celebrated by Rev. Jay Schultz. Burial will be in Mt. Of Olives Cemetery. To send condolences, visit www.icgerie.com
St. Boniface Catholic Church,"