Hugs Across America Mourns the Loss of Charter Board Member, Dr. Angelo DIspenzieri

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Angelo DispenzieriWe honor our dear friend and avid supporter, Dr. Angelo Dispenzieri, who died peacefully at home in Manhasset, NY surrounded by his family on February 8, 2015 at age 85 after a long struggle with post-polio syndrome. Beloved by his wife of 32 years, Eileen Stegman Dispenzieri, his daughters, Elizabeth Mutlu of Bay Terrace, NY and Dr. Angela Dispenzieri of Rochester, MN, and his grandsons, Michael Mutlu and James Mutlu.

He lived a full life; a Professor of Psychology at Baruch College where he also served as Dean of Evening and Extension Division; a psychotherapist in private practice; and a consultant/lecturer in industrial/organizational psychology. In his private life, he enjoyed his family, music, fine art, and things of beauty. He lived for love, knowledge and compassion for others, and often said that there is no problem in life that could not be solved. His brand of knowledge, optimism, and storytelling was a source of solace, hope and transformation for many. We will miss his presence but he will be with us as he touched us with his love and wisdom.

Angie was a charter member of Hugs Board of Directors and an unending source of encouragement to me personally. He will be sorely missed.