Donald F Angell, known as “Hairbag” in his hayday and later on as Grump to his family and friends, joined his beloved Cindy at age 70.
Donald was one that was hard to forget from his stature to his personality. He was very social and made friends wherever he went. Beginning at a very young age Don was surrounded by people; in 1953 he was the youngest in Cortland county to contract polio. Don spent the better half of his childhood in hospitals. Polio changed the course of his life, although unfortunate as the circumstances were Don persevered and fought very hard to beat the odds.
He met the love of his life at a sub shop in 1972, her natural beauty and physique astounded him. They wed shortly after on Jan. 27th of ‘73. Together they raised 3 beautiful girls; Marli, Brandy and TIffany. They spent 40 years loving each other and the family they built together. Becoming Grammy and Grump was one of their greatest joys. Tiffany’s tribe; Skylar Berg, Hayden, Nathan, Serenity and Brandy’s daughter Calysta were what kept them young as the years went by. Grump lost his partner in crime in 2013. Donald filled his time with his grandkids and daughters. He enjoyed fixing things, couponing to save a quick buck and especially enjoyed a cold Old Milwaukee light at the local watering holes.
Don kept himself going for as long as his body would allow, to him it was just another challenge he took head on. Don became a frequent flier at OHC, building bonds with medical staff that he grew to know overtime. The family is appreciative of them all. Don's mind was ready to fight again but this time his body was not.
His last days on earth were spent with Tiffany and her boo, Morgan by his side. On October 9th, 2022 he joined Cindy; parents Erwin Angell, Evelin “smith” Chase and Howard Chase; and three siblings Robert Angell, Mary Mercier and Michael Angell on the other side of life.
In lieu of flowers please send your memories to, 5989 Route 31, Verona, NY 13478. The family would love to hear more of his experiences and adventures throughout his journey of life.
A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held on October 23,2022 at the Oneida Legion , 1p-5p.
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