Sylvester Angel Passed Away

July 7, 2020

Sylvester C. Angel, Jr., a true Angel even by name, went home
to be with the Lord on June 26, 2020.  He died peacefully at his
home in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 89.
The son of the late Sylvester C. Angel, Sr. and Melinda Angel,
Sylvester Jr. graduated from Columbus East High School in 1949. 
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1951 - 1953.  Angel
then studied at Ohio University, where he earned his B.A. in
Architecture in 1956, and his Master's in Architecture in 1957.  He
had career achievements as a licensed architect, garnering
recognition or his work in community development, public
administration, regional planning, political behavior, and social 
system analysis.  Not long after graduating from college,
Sylvester established his own private firm.  Over the years, he
worked for the City of Detroit - Model Neighborhood Agency, the
City of Columbus - Model Neighborhood Agency.  The Charles F. 
Kettering Foundation, and finally for the U.S. Dept. of Housing
and Urban Development.  Angel was with HUD from 1981 until his
retirement in 1995, beginning as a field office manager and
ending his career as a Senior Executive in Washington, D.C.  He
then returned back to his hometown of Columbus for his
retirement years.
Sylvester Angel had a great love for his family and for the
church.  He was a faithful member of Bethany Presbyterian
during his years in Columbus.  He was a life member of Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  He loved sailing, and spent time on his boat
"The Tilted Halo" for many years.  He was an avid coin collector
throughout his life.  During his retirement years he picked up
many hobbies, such as playing the flute and harmonica.
He is survived by his spouse, Nedra Jean, and his seven children
Darryl, Linda, Sylvester (Tess), Jennifer, Tommy, Robin, and 
Tamara, and his siblings Mae, and Kenny.  He was preceded in 
death by his brother, Arthur, and his sister Rosetta.  He also
leaves behind 16 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren, and
numerous other relatives.
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