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Barry AngstadtAugust 22, 1938 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 79)
Dr. R. Barry Angstadt, at the age of 79 years old, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday morning, October the 1st, in the year of Our Lord, 2017.
He was the first born child to the late Ralph A. and Janet G. Angstadt, born on August the 22nd, 1938, in Reading, Pennsylvania.
After graduating in 1956 from Reading High School on North 13th Street in Reading, Pennsylvania, he attended Albright College (also in Reading, Pennsylvania) and graduated in an accelerated program in the Biological Sciences and, was accepted to Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He attended Temple Dental School from 1958 until his graduation in 1962. During his dental training at Temple, he was a Junior Member of The American Dental Association, the Treasurer and Vice President of the Psi Omega Fraternity, a Member of the James A. Cameron Society of Oral Surgery and the John A. Kolmer Honorary Medical Society, the Business Manager of the Temple Dental Review, a Staff Member of the Odontolog Temple Dental School Yearbook, and an Active Member of the United States Army Reserve.
Upon graduation from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1962, he began his dental career as a Lieutenant Dentist in the United States Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he practiced general dentistry until he completed his commitment of service in 1964.
In 1964, with the help of his father, he acquired land and built a small dental office at 430 Kenhorst Boulevard, in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he practiced until 1998. And from 1998 until 2003, he practiced with his son, Eric. R., at Spring Ridge Dental, 85 Commerce Drive, in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
He then retired to Florida with his loving wife, Linda L., in Leesburg, Florida, where they lived together until moving in to a home under the loving care of his daughter, Deanna L., until his passing.
Many of his long-time patients respectfully called him "Dr. Barry", and lovingly remember him for his great care and concern for the health of all of his patients, both young and old.
During his life, he, as well as his supportive wife, Linda, answered a calling in his life to provide Dental Missionary care in both the Dominican Republic, as well as in West and East Africa. In fact, a professional colleague recalls Dr. Barry impressing upon him that we should ask ourselves a simple question before embarking on a task or activity whether on the mission field or in life, which is ... "How can we use our efforts to glorify God ? ". He helped set-up dental clinics and provided not only his services, but also operational supplies and resources to keep the clinics up and running throughout the years.
He is predeceased by both of his parents, Ralph A. and Janet G. (Baker) as well as his younger sister, Joan McCaskey (2013).
Barry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda L.;
children, Eric R. and his wife, Bianca E. (Liszewski) Angstadt;
and Deanna L. (Angstadt) Lawson; grandson, Eric C. Angstadt, (and his fiancé, Lindsay Currie;
grandson, Jonathan Barry Angstadt and his wife, Jamie L. (Tiver) Angstadt;
grand daughter, Bianca Linda Angstadt;
grandson, Ian Lawson;
grandson, Michael Lawson;
and, brother-in-law, Lee McCaskey.
He is also survived by his nieces, Tanya McCaskey and Kendra McCaskey, and his nephew, Todd McCaskey.
Funeral services for Barry will be held at 2:00 PM on October 15, 2017 at First Baptist Winter Park.
Interment with Military Honors will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, Florida
To honor the life of Dr. R. Barry Angstadt, we ask everyone to please consider a donation to the Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, East Africa, where he spent most of his missions time helping to further the success of the Dental Clinic for the missionaries, their immediate families living with them on the mission field, as well as the workers, residents and indigenous people of the surrounding communities.
In Dr. Barry's own words...
"Consider how your actions and efforts can be used to glorify God."
Please make your donation check payable to:
Africa Inland Mission
PO Box #3611
Peachtree City, GA 30269