The Lamy Center was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Angela Lamy, wife of our founder Dr. Peter Lamy. We are honored to share in this special edition of Caregiver Connection a recollection of her impactful life.
Angela Katherine Lamy
Angela was born on the island of Pag, in the Adriatic Sea just off the coast of Croatia, Yugoslavia, Monday, August 20, 1923.
She immigrated to the United States with her parents, Luka and Matilda Pogorilič, and became a naturalized US citizen on December 2, 1944.
After getting her high school diploma at Audubon HS in New Jersey in 1941, she went on to earn her RN from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Angela was the first person in her family to earn a college degree.
Angela started active service in the US Army (Army Nurse Corps) on June 1, 1945, where she attained the rank of First Lieutenant. She served in Italy during the war, where she was presented with the WWII Victory Medal and the Army Occupation Italy Medal.
Angela met her future husband, Pharmacy Technician Peter P. Lamy, while in the service. She was discharged from active duty on January 10, 1947.
Angela worked as a hospital nurse in Philadelphia, while Peter worked on his PhD at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, which is now the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
She retired from nursing when her family moved from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 1963 and has been here with her family since.
Angela is survived by her three children: Rudolf “Rudi” (68), Margaret Lamy Lachowicz (63), and Carl (60), and two grandchildren Paula Lachowicz Campbell and Anton Lachowicz.
A memorial celebration of Angela’s life will be held at the Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catsonville, MD at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 18.
Interment will take place at the Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, MD.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared online for the Lamy family.