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Angela Arduini Fels

d. September 15, 2015

Angela Arduini Fels

Angela Arduini Fels, 63, of Fairview, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at her residence. She was born March 25, 1952 in Erie, a daughter of the late Louis and Ann Scutella Arduini. She was a graduate of Strong Vincent High School, Class of 1970.

Angela Arduini Fels started singing at the age of 6 with the loving guidance of her late father Louis P. Arduini. From that day forward she never stopped performing. First in Church, then elementary school, junior high, high school, and then she received her degrees in Music Education as a Voice Major and Piano Minor from Clarion University. In college she studied music theory and performed an opera with the college orchestra. After student teaching, she turned to performing poplar contemporary music. Her first band was Ruby Port, and later she left town to tour with The Younger Brothers Band, East End in Los Angeles and later back in Erie with Angel Fire. She also recorded vocals for advertisements including First National Bank, Mercyhurst College, and many local businesses.

Angela has performed from California to New York, Boston to Miami, and in at least 23 states. One of her last gigs on the road was singing in the House Show Group for the Los Angeles Bonaventure Hotel where they resided and performed 6 nights a week. The Bonaventure has been featured in many movies and television shows over the years. When she returned home to Erie, her group Angel Fire performed at numerous hotels, nightclubs, and private parties for many years. Angela has also been a private voice teacher and vocal coach for 25 years. Angela's many students have performed at her own recital events, and many school and playhouse productions over the years. She also taught piano lessons and sight reading.

When not involved with her music, Angela enjoyed reading, cooking for family, and connecting with friends online.

In early March of 2014, Angela was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She was a fighter to the end, never wanting to give in to her cancer, and remains and inspiration to her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Bryan Fels of Fairview; one son, Matthew L. Fels of Erie and a sister, Tina Arduini Drzewiecki. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service there at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.

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