Dr. Paula H. Angelos
Dr. Paula H. Angelos, 77, a retired
pediatrician and Ojai resident since 1984, died Tuesday, Feb.
26, 2002 at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Ojai Valley Community
Hospital, after a long illness.
Born in New York City, she completed her undergraduate studies
at Queens College and received her medical degree at New York
University, then interned at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.
She did her residency at St. Vincent's Hospital in Lower Manhattan,
which was the emergency medical center following the Sept. 11
World Trade Center attack.
She met her husband, Lewis R. Angelos, while he was studying
on the G.I. Bill at Syracuse University following service in
the army in Europe during World War II. After their marriage
in 1948, she established a pediatric practice in Port Washington,
Long Island, their home until they moved to California in 1972.
Following that move, Dr. Angelos practiced pediatrics at the
Well Baby Clinic of the L.A. County Medical Center in Venice,
from which she retired in 1984.
A skier and tennis player until only a few years ago, she also
pursued gardening and nature studies following her retirement.
Her interests included literature, travel, politics and the arts.
Dr. Angelos entered medical school at a time when women were
still a small minority in the profession. Her pediatric practice
spanned a revolution in juvenile medicine, and she worked to
stay abreast of the latest and best in treatment for children.
During her years in Port Washington, Dr. Angelos also served
as a physician at the local high school and was the first president
of Port Alert, a pioneering program to fight teenage drug use.
For her work at the Venice clinic, she studied Spanish to better
serve her Latino patients.
Even after her retirement and move to Ojai, she continued to
attend seminars and courses to stay current with developments
in her field. Meanwhile, she and her husband began working as
tutors and readers at Meiners Oaks Elementary School and the
Ojai Library, where they were mainstays of the "Grandparents
and Books" program.
Besides her husband and sister, Margot Fletcher of Port Washington,
Paula leaves three children: Claudia Angelos of New York City,
Peter Angelos of Mill Valley, Calif., and Christopher Angelos
of Monterey, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be
sent to the St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001;
phone: (406) 784-4500. Checks should indicate that the donation
is being made in memory of Paula H. Angelos, and donors should
ask for an acknowledgment.
Arrangements were under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home
© 2002 The Ojai Valley