Carl Dangel was born on January 21, 1933 to Bernard and Mary Dangel in Akron, Ohio. He died peacefully in the presence of his family on April 3, 2019 at the Village of St. Edward in Fairlawn. He is predeceased by his parents; his sister, Janet Dangel Myers, and his son-in-law, Bob Berzonsky.
Carl is survived by his wife, Joan Latham Dangel. High school classmates, they married in 1954 and had seven children. He loved his wife and his children and their spouses – Dennis (Jill Demeter), Jo (Diane Kovachik), Theresa Berzonsky, Andy (Pam Appledorn Dangel), Peggy (Brian Cohen), Bernadette (Tim Burton), and Kate Bame (Pete Gori). Also celebrating their grandpa’s life are Kristen Berzonsky (Fred Ricci), Julie Berzonsky, Lauren and Sydney Dangel, Brendan and Caitlin Tedaldi, Colin, Gretchen, and Evan Burton, and Emily and Annie Bame. Carl is also survived by brother, Tom (Poochie); and sister, Linda Radwany (Les).
Carl was a hard-working, loyal, and compassionate man who lived his life in service to God, his family, and to the community. He graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1951 and he and Joanie remained dedicated and actively involved alumni through their entire lives.
He was also a proud alumnus of The University of Akron, earning his college degree in journalism in 1960, while he was a young father. His studies carried him through a career studded with accomplishments and interesting assignments that he happily shared through the years. He worked for ten years at the Akron Beacon Journal where his writing, community knowledge, and connections with people resulted in wonderful story telling. After his work at the Beacon, was an editor at General Electric Lamp Division in Nela Park. Some of his favorite career highlights followed in his service at Goodyear Tire and Rubber and then at GenCorp. At Goodyear, he worked in the public relations department, with plum assignments with the blimp fleet and crew and in the race tire division. His last career stop was at GenCorp, working in community and government affairs. He traveled often to Washington DC where he worked on Capitol Hill and at White House conferences.
Carl also worked part-time for more than 20 years on the sports desk at the Cleveland Plain Dealer and as a correspondent for the Catholic Universe Bulletin. He served on the National Alumni Board at UA and as a board member at both St. Edward and the Catholic Service League. He was active with the United Way of Summit County and with the National Press Club.
Calling hours will be on Sunday, April 7 at Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home, 39 South Miller Road, Fairlawn from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10AM Monday, April 8 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 164 West Market Street. Private Burial later.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, 15 N. Maple Street, Akron, 44303 or to The Village of St. Edward, 3131 Smith Road, Fairlawn 44333 to honor Carl’s memory.