ORADELL, N.J. —Angelo Gabriele D’Imperio, 86, of Oradell, died Oct. 22.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1929, in Manhattan, to Francesco and Maria Luigia (Luisa) D’Imperio. When he was 9, his family returned to Corato Bari Italy as Francesco still owned a vineyard there.
D’Imperio returned to the United States in 1948, and he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950, becoming a radio repairman based in the Philippines. He took full advantage of the G.I. Bill, obtaining both his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his MBA from Farleigh Dickenson University by going to school at night.
He began his career at the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) and rose through the ranks, holding various roles in management, eventually leading a series of divisions at corporate headquarters in New York City. After leaving A&P in 1972, he joined Airwick Industries, in Carlstadt, where he was vice president and national director of sales.
In his free time, he was a Boy Scout leader,and was active in both the Oradell Republican Club and Oradell Unico. He retired from Airwick in 1986.
He is survived by his daughter, Louise Hagstrom; and his grandchildren, Christian and Sara Hagstrom.
He was preceded by his wife, Ida; and his son, Frank.
A funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Volk Leber Funeral Home, 268 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell. Viewing hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey , 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053.