Feb. 11, 2008--Anthony Scarangello, 83, of Newark, Del., died Feb. 2, at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del.
Dr. Scarangello, who was a member of the UD faculty from September 1961 to May 1983, specialized in comparative education.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Scarangello attended Babylon (N.Y.) High School on Long Island. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II.
Dr. Scarangello received his bachelor's degree from New York University and his master's and doctorate from Columbia University. He taught at Smithtown (N.Y.) High School before coming to UD. During summers, he taught at Cornell University and the University of Nevada. He was Fulbright Scholar in Japan and a Ford Fellow in Europe and published extensively and sponsored many international programs such as the Irish Teachers program and Teachers from Chile.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Antonetta Scarangello; his younger brothers, Nick, Dante and Dominic Scarangello, and sister, Claire Sailor. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dr. Aletha Scarangello of Newark; son, Anthony Scarangello II, and April Hall, of Elkton, Md.; daughter, Felicia Scarangello, and her husband, John Chidiac, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughter, Lori Withall, and her husband, Bob, of Elizabethtown, S.C.; grandchildren, Robin Withall, Jackson Chidiac and Lora Scarangello; sister, Mary Macchi of Long Island, N.Y.; and nephew, Charles Pitts of Wilmington, Del.
A memorial service was held Friday, Feb. 8, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, Del.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive, Newark, DE 19711; or to the Newark Library, 750 Library Ave., Newark, DE 19711.
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