Richard Carter Angus
Aug. 25, 1927-Aug. 22, 2018
Submitted by Kathy Angus
Richard Angus passed away peacefully at home in Saratoga, CA on August 22. Born in Atherton, he spent most of his life as an avid community volunteer in Saratoga and Menlo Park. He was a graduate and active alumnus of Sequoia High School. He served in the Navy at the end of WWII, then attended San Jose State University. Upon graduation, he married Shirley Adams, his wife of 59 years. Dick was dedicated to his careers at Ampex Corp. and Lockheed until he retired in 1992. He loved dancing, roller skating, water skiing and other sports. Always the volunteer, he was active in the Castlerock Horseman’s Association, 4-H, Little League, Saratoga Drama Group, the annual Saratoga Parade, and most recently the Saratoga Senior Center, where he was former Board President and worked toward the new renovations: Menlo Park Historical Society, where he served as Board President and championed the Menlo Gate project; and De Anza Kiwanis, where he was a long-time board member and 3 times voted Kiwanian of the Year. His pet projects were delivering Christmas trees, manning the Special Games at De Anza College, mentoring Key Clubs and Circle K Clubs, and being the Route Coordinator for the American Diabetes Association Silicon Valley Tour de Cure. In 2017 he was presented with the Saratoga Citizen of the Year Award for his work in the Saratoga community.
Richard is survived by his 4 children, Kathleen (Larry Nelson) of San Francisco, Steven (Dana Angus) of San Jose, Dorothy of Saratoga, and Debby Weberski (Mark Weberski) of Tracy, five grandchildren, Emily and Rebecca Nelson, Brian and Gregory Angus, and Mark Smith; and two great grandchildren Zach and Megan. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, son Bruce, and grandson Doug.