William J Angel
William “Bill” Angel, 60, of Trainor Drive, Simsbury, passed away Tuesday afternoon (September 12, 2017), surrounded by his loving family at home after a brief illness. Bill was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 29, 1956, to Betty (Goldberg) Angel and the late Dr. Gerald Angel. He was a graduate of Avon Old Farms and CCSU and went on to earn his MBA from the University of Hartford. He was a well known businessman, having owned the Relax the Back Stores in Connecticut with his wife for over 20 years until May of this past year. Everyone who knew Bill was drawn to his fun-loving attitude and his general enthusiasm and appreciation for life. Bill was an avid Tennis, Basketball, and Football player who spent 9 years coaching the Simsbury High School Football Team and most recently coaching Granby High School Football. He was a loyal UCONN Basketball and Football fan. He thoroughly enjoyed spending his summers up at the family beach house in Quonnie, RI taking boat rides, fishing, playing tennis, golf, and relaxing while looking out at the ocean with his wife by his side. Bill was a loving Husband, Father, Son, Grandfather, Brother, Brother-in-law, & Uncle. He leaves his loving wife Linda Angel of Simsbury; his daughter Melanie LeRoy and her husband Matt and his new Grandson, Grayson “Squiggles” LeRoy, of West Hartford; his son Derek of West Hartford; his mother Betty Angel of Bloomfield; his Mother-in-Law Rose Silverman of Waterbury; his sister Cathy Shandler and her husband Craig of Calabasas, CA; his sister Lauren Santopietro and her husband Rick of North Granby; his sister-in-law Tess Schneps and her husband Steve of Doylestown, PA; his brother-in-law Stewart Silverman of Lexington, MA; his brother-in-law Adam Silverman of Thomaston and his nieces and nephews: Alex Schneps, Jaymie Silverman, Connor Schneps, Jessica Shandler, Austin Santopietro, Danielle Silverman, Samuel Shandler, Jordan Silverman, Carly Shandler, and Tyler Santopietro.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation – Emek Shalom, located at 55 Bushy Hill Rd, Simsbury, CT. The burial will be at The Emek Shalom Memorial Park, located at 50 Mountain View Ave. (past the Avon Post Office) Avon, CT. Shiva will be observed at his home on Thursday 3-7pm with the service at 7pm, Friday 3-6pm with the service at 6pm, and Sunday 3-6pm with the service at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor may be made to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Attn: Pediatric Oncology, 282 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Bill, please visit online at

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