Angelo “Angie” Kolvas

Angelo “Angie” Kolvas, 91, passed away at his home in Oak Harbor on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. He was born on May 25, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio to John and Elizabeth (Kovacs) Kolvas, a loving Greek family. He was one of six children. Angie was drafted from college into the US Army Field Artillery during WWII. He went directly to Officer Candidate School where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. After the war he joined the reserves and subsequently served in Korea as a First Lieutenant. He was honorably discharged in 1956 with the rank of Captain. In 1952 he met and married Diane O’Hagan of California. He worked in real estate for several years. Then he went to work in furniture sales eventually becoming a manager for Montgomery Wards. Angie retired in 1986. In January of 1993 Angie and Diane moved to Whidbey Island. He was passionate about fishing: off shore and in fresh water. He was a founding member of the Oak Harbor Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers and later served as president. Another great joy was traveling with Diane. They visited four of seven continents. They took a major trip every year. He was especially fond of New Zeland and Hong Kong.

Angie was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Steve, Jim, and John and his sister Ruth. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Diane, his son Robert, four grand children; Matthew, Adam, Sarah and Brandon and his sister Sue (Glen) Pohlman.

A memorial service will be held at Burley Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Memorials may be made in Angie’s name to the Kidney Foundation.