Dr. Federico Angel

ANGEL 7-2014-2Dr. Federico Angel, 88 years old, passed away on July 1, 2014 in Webster, Texas. He was born on May 5, 1926 to Juan M. Angel and Herminia Villegas-Angel in Colombia, South America.  Dr. Angel is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Kateri Wurtele-Angel, son, Dr. Ian Angel and family; daughters, Kateri Angel-Williams and family, Stephanie Angel Roman and family, and Dr. Federica Angel McCarthy and family; his dear brother, Dr. Jorge Angel and family; and numerous additional loving family members and friends.

Dr. Angel received his medical degree in 1952 from the National University of Colombia. In 1960, after several years of medical practice in Bogota, Colombia, he started his first three years of neurosurgical residency in Montreal, Canada, where he met his lovely wife. He completed three more years of residency in Glasgow, Scotland before returning to Canada to finish his final year of training. He moved to the United States in 1967 where he practiced neurosurgery in the Pasadena area for 29 years.  He had a passion for family life and he was a fabulous artist and poet.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at Crowder Funeral Home 111 East Medical Center Blvd., Webster, Texas 77598.  The Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:30 am at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Drive, Nassau Bay, TX 77058.


  1. An Angel on earth, maintenant un Ange dans les Cieux. Toutes mes condoléances chère Kateri, ainsi qu’à toute ta famille. Mes pensées vous accompagnent. Je garde de Federico le souvenir d’un homme aimant!

    Claude Robillard
  2. Bonjour Kateri,

    Je pense à toi et à toute ta famille dans cette difficile épreuve.


    Madeleine Robillard
  3. My heartfelt condolences to the Angel family. Federico was always such a wonderful addition to our French and Spanish conversation groups! His kindness, warm smile and wonderful sense of humor will be missed.

    Amanda Vermillion
  4. Je me souviens comme Federico t’aimait, chère Kateri. Je te prie d’accepter mes condoléances. Je pense à vous tous.

    Suzanne Robillard
  5. I am very saddened to read of the passing of Dr. Angel. Dr. Angel is well thought of as a professional, courteous, brilliant and polite man. He had a practice in the professional building next door to the hospital where I worked and served for many years. May his family be comforted during this time. He will be missed.

    Betty Guthrie
  6. Chère Kateri,
    c’est en France que j’apprends cette bien triste nouvelle. Je vous présente mes plus sincères condoléances et suis de tout couer avec vous pour ces moments très difficles.

    Marie-Paule KLOS-GIAFFERI
  7. Frederica,

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I remember his great energy and smile when I would come and visit you when we were in high school.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you,


    Miral Kotb
  8. Chère Tante Kateri, Ian, Kateri, Stephanie and Federica,

    I was very saddened by the news. I just have extremely pleasant memories from Uncle Federico.

    I want to let you know that all my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bon courage dans ces moments difficiles…

    Je pense à vous…


    Louis-Daniel Desjardins
  9. We enjoyed his company in Out-Patient Cardiac Rehab for many years. We will miss both he and Kateri here at Clear Lake. We will send thoughts and prayers to the rest of the family.

    We will miss you terribly, Kateri!

    Mindy and Joanna
  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Angel family. May God give you peace and comfort in the days to come.

    Deborah Walker
  11. I was saddened to learn of Federico’s passing. It was always so delightful to see Kateri and Federico at our French conversation group. He was one of the kindest and most charming men I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. My condolences to Kateri and the rest of their family.

    Lebée Meehan
  12. Dr. Ian Angel and Family,
    We extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. May God give you strength and comfort throughout today and the days ahead.

    Christus St. Elizabeth Surgery Dept.
    • We will pray for your family.

      Rebecca, Elise, and Jay

      Jay Rogers
  13. Dear Kateri and family, I was so sorry to hear about Federico’s passing.
    He was such a wonderful man, truly a gentleman who adored his family. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family, I so much enjoyed having him as a neighbor and a friend.

    Rita and Dan Brockway

    Rita and Dan Brockway
  14. Bonjour Kateri,

    Je suis de tout cœur avec toi !!!!

    Marie Jeanne

    Marie Jeanne
  15. Oh my, I am just now in 2016 hearing of this. How my heart breaks that I did not know. If anyone of his family ever reads this, know what a great man and surgeon Fedrico Angel was. He and dr. Kenneth Mathis saved my life when I was a child. It was a difficult diagnosis and an impossible surgery, but his warmth and gentle nature coupled with Dr. Ken’s steady reassurance that took the fear out of a 7-year old little boy who shouldn’t be alive to share these words. I have never stopped thanking the Lord for this man. We remained in contact for more than 20 years since that time and I always left his presence being better because of his touch. I know the Lord has granted him rest and peace in His presence and I look forward to the day when I shall see him, again, and be comforted by his gentle smile and touch. God bless his family.

    Glenn Sharp

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