Carmen Caesar DeAngelis

December 6, 1944 - August 8, 2021

Carmen Caesar DeAngelis, age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at home comforted by his loving wife and family.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on December 6, 1944, he was a son of the late Louis A. and Sadie Santamauro. Carmen proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Carmen graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy in 1969 where he served most of his 22 years on the force in the K-9 unit with beloved canine partners, Duke and Sultan. During this time, he received multiple commendations for his civil service. Carmen also worked at Pacifico Valet for 25 years, initially as a part-time driver then as a full-time manager, until his retirement in 2012.

He enjoyed cooking and is remembered fondly for the elaborate Sunday breakfast menus he would serve when hosting his children and grandchildren. An avid trivia buff that tried to never miss an episode of Jeopardy!, he loved solving cryptogram word puzzles, playing poker and pinochle, reading spy novels, and watching anything Star Trek or James Bond.

In addition to his parents, Carmen was preceded in death by his nephew, Michael. He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Linda DeAngelis; son, Christopher (Anne); daughter, Natalie Herring (Bryan); grandchildren, Dante, Tristan, Sabrina, and Ariana; siblings, Louis (Robin) and Annette Christina (Michael); and nephews, Michael (Colleen), Steven (Kelly), and Anthony.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 13, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear Christiana Rd, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carmen’s memory to the Wounded Warrior project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or online by clicking here.


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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys at this time. Xoxo

  • Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of my beloved former father in law and Pop Pop to Dante. He will forever be in my heart and on my mind. So many fond memories throughout the nearly 30 years of him in my life. My love always to Linda, Chris, Natalie and their families.

  • Carmen ,will be fondly remembered as as my warm , caring and knowledgeable brother -in law.He also stood as The Godfather of my eldest daughter Dorothy . Carmen was always there to answer or help whenever you gave him a call . He will always be remembered as a gem of a husband to my big sister . Forever in my prayers , your sister -in -law Dorothy and husband Howard

  • I’m very sorry for the loss of your loving husband, father, grandfather and I’m sure friend to many. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Carmen, but I do know his lovely daughter Natalie and granddaughter Ariana. His son-in law Bryan Herring Jr is my nephew & Godson. May Carmen rest in peace & I wish peace for his entire family during this difficult time. God Bless.

  • With a heavy heart we send our condolences to the DeAngelis family. Carmen will be sadly missed by all. He had a heart of gold and light up the room when he was around his family and grand kids. His humor always put a smile on our faces. Carmen, may your rest in peace till we meet again. Love always, Sam and Bryan

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Carmen was dear friend. He will be missed.

  • RIP Carmen (Poncho), many good memories of Philly PD at the 12th District.

  • my carmen i need to rest now u have been thru a lot i will never forget you love your cousin rita

  • i will miss u cuz i will remember all the fun we had and donny will remember all the fun at the new yeaRS PARADE u will be missed dearly love angela and domenis nardini

  • My heart goes out to the whole deAngelis family.

  • My dear Cousins, Linda, Children and Grandchildren, I am so very sorry to hear the passing of my Cousin Carmen. I have fond memories of my cousin durning our grade school days. My happy memories unfortunately are passed ones living in Arizona for over 50 years.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
    With Much Sympathy,
    Cousin Christina

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Chris, Natalie and Linda. My deepest sympathies.

  • Natalie and family so sorry for your loss please know that your in my prayers. With sympathy and love Mickey

  • I will always remember when I was young being at grandmas house and you would come in, grab me and flip me upside down and we’d laugh and laugh. Was always so proud of you as a Police Officer. Rest In Peace Carm.