Demetrio S. Angdisen also known to most as "Demy" died April 24th, 2017 at the age of 77 at NMS Healthcare (formerly St. Thomas Moore) in Hyattsville, MD.
He leaves behind his wife, Argentina; 3 children, Jerry, Janice and Joseph; 5 grandchildren, Angelica, Mikaella, Andrea, Ava and Lia; daughter-in-law Ruziel, son-in-law Melbert, sisters Carmen and Edith, brothers Renato, Eliseo and Rufo; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father Mariano, his mother Emilia, his sister Anastacia and his daughter Joy Teena.
He was born in a farming community, near the Abra river, in the barrio of Abang, in the town of Bucay, the province of Abra, in the Philippines on February 28, 1940. He left for Baguio City to obtain his BA in Liberal Arts from Baguio Colleges Foundation and then attended the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary and got his BA in Theology, where he also met his future wife of 47 years. While studying at the seminary , he also worked as a member of the staff at University Touch Center, an outreach ministry center for high school and college students. As a member at University Baptist Church of Baguio City, he served the church in different capacities including serving as an Ilocano pastor for the Ilocano service.
He emigrated with his family to the Unites States in 1991 and joined to become a member of Calvary Baptist Church, located in DC's Chinatown. He also was part of Calvary's custodial staff until he retired in 2005. He was involved with the Downtown Social Club and helped by leading communion. He also helped with the Community Senior Chinese Lunch held at Calvary during weekdays.
In his free time, he loves to tend to his garden, doing carpentry and woodworking, and taking care of his grandchildren.
Viewing is on April 28th, 7-9 PM at Gasch's Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville MD 20781.
Funeral Service is on April 29th at 12-1 PM at Gasch's Funeral Home.
Burial follows at 1:30 PM at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Rd. Brentwood MD 20722.
Memorial Service is on May 28 at 12:30 PM, at Calvary Baptist Church, Palacios Chapel , 733 8th St NW Washington DC 20001.