Steven Donald Angel, 46 of Richmond, Ind. and formerly of New Philadelphia died unexpectedly as a result of a pulmonary embolism, Sunday, December 25, 2016, in Reid Health at Richmond, Ind. A son of Donald and Karen (Maurer) Angel of Strasburg, Steve was born in Union Hospital at Dover on September 7, 1970.
Steve was an accomplished trumpet player for the New Philadelphia High School Marching Quakers and a 1989 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. The summer following graduation, Steve marched with The Cavaliers drum and bugle corps. He entered into the University of Louisville, where he earned his Bachelors of Music Education. Steve began his career as a Band Director at North Harrison High School at Ramsey, Ind. and returned to New Philadelphia as the Band Director for a number of years before accepting a position with Greenfield Central High School at Greenfield.
Steve later obtained his Masters of Educational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University and became the Assistant Principal for Franklin County’s Brookville High School at Indiana and was the current Principal of Northeastern High School at Wayne County, Ind.
An avid fan of baseball, Steve loved rooting for the Dodgers and has been traveling to baseball stadiums across the U.S. with his son, Tanner. In addition to his skills as a trumpet player, Steve played the bass guitar and at one time performed with an 80’s cover band in the Indianapolis area. He was a fan of Dave Matthews Band and above all else enjoyed supporting and spending time with his children.
In addition to his parents, Steve is survived by his children, Tori Angel of Speedway, Ind. and Tanner Angel of Greenfield; his sister, Stacy (Bill) Schneider of Strasburg and his nephews, Logan and Landon Schneider as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and life-long friends.
Steve was preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents.
The family will greet guests from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. Family and friends will celebrate Steve’s life in the Dover Geib Center at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 30.
The family requests memorial contributions be directed to the Steve Angel Memorial Fund, C/O any First Federal Community Bank, PO Box 38, Dover, OH 44622.
Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Steve by visiting the funeral home’s website at GeibCares.com.