NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia
Harold Bubby Angeroth, age 89 of Westville Grove died Saturday January 30, 2010.
Beloved husband of 55 years to Rita M. (nee Neilio); loving and devoted grandfather of his 3 granddaughters Rita Jayne Bobo (Louis), Sharlene Schomber and Barbra Albertson (Glenn); adoring great-grandpop to Jake and Ethan; step daughter MJ Jones; dear brother of Stewart Hemphill (Doris), Harriet McCormick (Howard) and the late Elmer Angeroth.
Rugged, stern and loving are just a few words that describe Bubby. However, his devotion to his family, fire service and his fellow firemen were always paramount in his life. He was an old school guy who approached life with a get-it-done attitude. Born in Camden, he was a US Army Veteran of WWII 1941-1945, 8th Armored Division, Staff Sgt., under General George Patton.
Prior to retirement, Bubby provided for his family by working hard as an ironworker for Local 401 for over 30 years. A dedicated fire fighter for 72 years, Bubby was the cornerstone of the Tacoma Fire Company. He served as their fire chief for 26 years; cultivating strong relationships as a dedicated leader, mentor and friend. A life member of the Deptford Twp. Fire Fighters Association, Gloucester County Fire Association, the Gloucester County Fire Chief's Association, and the former Deptford Ambulance and Rescue Squad furthered his commitment to his passion for fire service.
Just last month, Bubby received a Lifetime Achievement Award given by the NJ State Legislature and Gloucester County Board of Freeholders. He was honored to be included in Deptford Twp. Inaugural Class Volunteer Hall of Fame. He was also a member of F & AM Lodge No. 95, Mantua. In his free time, Bubby enjoyed water skiing with his family every Saturday at Lake Lenape, deer hunting trips to Michigan and bowling. His 3 granddaughters and 2 great-grandsons were the apple of his eye. He was also mentor, friend and father-figure to past Fire Chiefs of Tacoma Fire Company and an inspiration to many.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Thursday 6:30-9pm, Friday 10:30-11:15 am and Funeral Services 11:30 AM all in the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter St., Woodbury. Interment with Fire Service and Military Honors: Woodbury Memorial Park, West Deptford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tacoma Fire Co., 768 Tacoma Blvd., Westville Grove, NJ 08093. Please share a story about Bubby at www.mcgfuneral.com.