Dr. William (Bill) Angelos

Angelos, Dr. William J. 'Bill' 90 05/03/1920 12/17/2010 Bill was born May 3, 1920, in his family home in the Brooklyn area of Portland. He attended Abernethy Elementary School and graduated from Wash-ington High School in 1938. Bill attended the University of Portland and graduated pre-med in 1942. In November of that year he was drafted into the U.S. Army. While on leave, he applied to dental school and was accepted to North Pacific Dental College in Portland. 

In 1945 he married his first wife, Alice Read, and graduated dental school one year later. Bill and Alice had four daughters. In 1952 Bill bought a dental practice in Oakridge, before being drafted into the Korean War with the rank of captain. He ultimately ended up as a port dentist in Seattle. Bill eventually moved his family back to Portland as his eldest daughter entered high school. Alice Angelos passed away in 1981. 

In 1989 Bill dedicated a personal and financial commitment to what was later to become Camp Angelos located on the Sandy River. In 1990, "Doc" Angelos married Geraldine Christensen, and they worked together in the Gateway area until he retired in 1997. After retirement, Camp Angelos became Bill's key focus, and the camp has much benefited from his generosity. 

Dr. Angelos is survived by his wife, Geraldine; sister, Marge Challis; daughters, Emily Barbarino, Marcia Angelos, Gaylene Angelos and Joyce Johnson; grandchildren, Cassy Johnson, Erica Johnson, Angelo Harris and Clayton O'Donnel; stepchildren, Theresa Arnold, Steven Christensen and Katherine Christensen; and step-grandchildren, Stacey Arnold and Jason Arnold. 

A funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment is in Willamette National Cemetery. Memories may be shared at www.gatewaylittlechapel.com.