Marcie Angel, School Librarian

Dec. 22, 1951 - Sept. 22, 2017
Marcie Angel, Dec. 22, 1951 - Sept. 22, 2017

For over 20 years, Marcie Angel would leave home in Remsenburg at 6 a.m. on weekdays to beat the eastbound traffic and arrive before the first bell at the Amagansett School, where she worked from 1991 to 2014. She died of brain cancer on Friday at East End Hospice at the age of 65.

Ms. Angel, who had a master’s degree in library science from Long Island University’s C.W. Post College, joined the Amagansett School faculty in 1991 as a part-time teacher, eventually becoming its librarian. 

She was born on Dec. 22, 1951, in Binghamton, N.Y., to the former Helen Oretskin and Milton Goldstein. In 1974, she graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to receive Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Stony Brook University, as well as the library degree.

She and Stephen Angel were married on Aug. 2, 1975, and had two daughters, Amanda Angel who once worked as a reporter for The Star and now lives in New York City, and Anna Angel of Denver.

Ms. Angel took her passions into school, teaching students how to keep score at a baseball game, for example, and starting an opera club.

She and her husband had season tickets for Yankees games and would attend about 20 a year. Ms. Angel was also a football fan, particularly of the New York Giants, but became conflicted as news of concussions surfaced.

Her husband was originally from Hungary and the pair traveled there several times a year, enjoying nights out at the opera and indulging in rich foods.

In addition to her husband and daughters, Ms. Angel is survived by two brothers, David Grayson of Phoenix and Gary Grayson of Walton, N.Y.

A service was held yesterday at 4:30 p.m. at the Remsenburg Community Church. Her family has suggested memorial donations to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach 11978.