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“Our community was blessed to have Art and his great public service. I was blessed to have known Art. ”
1 of 48 | Posted by: Marv Ratner - Friend

“My condolences go out to the Angood Family. Mr. Angood was a great principal at Southeastern Junior High School. I have fond memories of Mr. Angood....Read More »
2 of 48 | Posted by: Cheryl Roberts - Battle Creek, MI

“I had the honor of working with Art Angood on a number of ares in the Battle Creek area, particularly The development of Miller College. He was a...Read More »
3 of 48 | Posted by: Don Thomason - Friend

“My sincere condolences. (middle child of James (Arthur) Angood and Donna Angood) ”
4 of 48 | Posted by: Kathy-Jo Brine - Ontario, Canada, AK

“Mr. Angood was my principal at Southeastern Jr. High, I thought he was a very understanding and caring man. He was easy to talk to if you had a...Read More »
5 of 48 | Posted by: Janet Russell Piner - Student

“Art and Judy were among the first to welcome us to our home on Barrington Circle in 1999. Early on Art shared with Terri some blue mountain corn...Read More »
6 of 48 | Posted by: Joe and Terri Orolin - MI

“Mr. Angood (Art) was Assistant Principal at Northwestern Junior High when I was a student. His personality, love of education, and sincere caring for...Read More »
7 of 48 | Posted by: Brenda Jackson (Hayes) - CA

“I met Art in 1983 when I interviewed for a position as a School Social Worker (I was laid off by Marshall Public Schools due to budget cuts). I...Read More »
8 of 48 | Posted by: Wendy Kropp - Batte Creek, MI

“Gale and I extend our condolences to your entire family. After reading Arthur's life history I wish I could have known him firsthand. I'm a...Read More »
9 of 48 | Posted by: Mark Jorgensen - Cleves, OH

“So sorry tp hear about Art's passing. He exemplified kindness and generosity while still standing strong in his passion and commitment to ...Read More »
10 of 48 | Posted by: Willie calloway - Lexington, SC

“Prayers sent to the Angood family from the Riegle family. The memories shared (a swim across the lake, the family stories, UofM track stories,...Read More »
11 of 48 | Posted by: Will Riegle - Battle Creek, MI

“Judy and family,I am so sorry for your loss. It was my great privilege to interview you both for a write-up about the Art and Judy Angood Scholarship...Read More »
12 of 48 | Posted by: Jennifer Lawson - Acquaintance

“I was saddened to read that Mr. Angood had passed. He was the kindest, sweetest, most compassionate man and it was an honor to know him. Art and...Read More »
13 of 48 | Posted by: Rita DeVore - Fairland, IN

“Our thoughts are with the Angood family at this time.I (Val Phillips) am writing this message for my Mother (Edith Phillips) who is Art's first...Read More »
14 of 48 | Posted by: Valerie Phillips - Family

“Condolences Todd to you and your family, may you all find peace through our heavenly Father. God bless ”
15 of 48 | Posted by: Tina Wilcox Alago - Rockville, MD

“Dear Dave, Heidi, Trevor, Kaitlin and spouses,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Through the years of our friendship, I always admired and envied...Read More »
16 of 48 | Posted by: Dick & Jean Tobey - Holly Ridge,, NC

“Sending the Angood family thoughts for comfort and peace.My memories of Mr. Angood always included his reassuring smile amd warm words. He was such a...Read More »
17 of 48 | Posted by: Julie Oglesby Hoelscher - Holland

“Judy and FamilyI was so sorry to hear of Art's passing. Battle Creek has lost a great man and a true leader. He was tireless in his efforts to make...Read More »
18 of 48 | Posted by: Rance Leaders - Olympia, WA

“Art was a wonderful man. Always friendly. I remember him with his fishing hat on Little Long Lake.I will kes96inep you in my thoughts. ”
19 of 48 | Posted by: Patricia Graw - Battle Creek, MI

“Judy, So very sorry!!! Thinking about you and your family!!! ”
20 of 48 | Posted by: Jeanne Lillibridge - Friend

“To the Angood family -The U-M family will miss one of the brightest members of its rollicking crew with the loss of Art. He and Judy shared such a...Read More »
21 of 48 | Posted by: Diane Tracy - Frankfort, MI

“Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters, they see the works of the Lord. When the waves turn the minutes to hours? ”
22 of 48 | Posted by: Ross Schimmel - Climax, MI

“Art was truly a pillar in the Battle Creek Community in so many ways. He was my principal at Southeastern Jr. High as I began my teaching career. ...Read More »
23 of 48 | Posted by: Tad and Bonnie Randolph - Friend

“Art was one of the giants. He hired me for my first teaching job at Southeastern and was always encouraging and friendly whenever we met. He was a...Read More »
24 of 48 | Posted by: Frank Skeltis - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Sending prayers and condolences for your loss, Lizanne, middle daughter of Albert and Annette Angood. ”
25 of 48 | Posted by: Lizanne Angood MacKinnon

“So sad to hear of Art's passing. Sooooo many fond memories of his smiling face each day as a junior high student at Northwestern Jr High and many...Read More »
26 of 48 | Posted by: Janie Underwood (HoelscherStrong) - FL

“Art and I shared a great working relationship with the DCPS from 1959 (Hand) 1961 (Art) until his retirement. Art was the kind of boss that anyone...Read More »
27 of 48 | Posted by: Hank Eilers - Friend

“From my first teaching assignment at Verona School on through my career in Education ,Art was a wonderful friend and advisor. Our close birthdays...Read More »
28 of 48 | Posted by: Laura Miller - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“I went to highschool with Art, and especially remember a science class, either chemistry or physics; time eraces some memories, but not of a nice,...Read More »
29 of 48 | Posted by: Mary Kreiter - Battle Creek, MI

“So very sorry for you Judy and your family. Art was a prominent figure in the Community. Cherish the fond memories you and the family had together. ”
30 of 48 | Posted by: Pete manarin - Battle Creek, MI

“Judy,Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Art. He was a special neighbor and friend, and we will always remember our times spent together on Long...Read More »
31 of 48 | Posted by: Connie Katz - Battle Creek, MI

“My sympathy to Judy and family....What a gentleman. He shared many memories of his life especially in Battle Creek. Such a wealth of information....Read More »
32 of 48 | Posted by: Sharon Crandal - Neighbor

“Judy and family,I'm so sorry for your families loss. I enjoyed reading his obit and learning of the many things he did for the Battle Creek community...Read More »
33 of 48 | Posted by: Wendy Einhardt - Battle Creek, MI

“Art was simply one of the best people I have ever met and worked with. In everything he did he was focused on those he could assist in some way. In...Read More »
34 of 48 | Posted by: Paul Ohm - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Jacqueline Angood (youngest daughter of Albert and Annette Angood, Ontario Canada) ”
35 of 48 | Posted by: Jacqueline Angood - Ariss

“I loved this man! He was the most respected man I know. He exemplified dignity, trust, compassion......I could go on and on. I was his secretary in...Read More »
36 of 48 | Posted by: MARGIE HUMES - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Mr. Angood was one of a kind. He was my junior high principal at Southeastern. A rare individual who could balance discipline with compassion. ...Read More »
37 of 48 | Posted by: Carole Orr - Battle Creek, MI

“Art was a great man. I didn't know him but I know his son, Todd, and to know Todd is to know his dad. Battle Creek was good for Art and, in return,...Read More »
38 of 48 | Posted by: Jim Bauschke - Portage, MI

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. ”
39 of 48 | Posted by: Jeanie PARRISH (STROLE) - Chester, VA

“Battle Creek has lost a great man. Our prayers are with Art's family. ”
40 of 48 | Posted by: Francie and Bill Winslow - MI

“Art was a very special gentleman. I had the pleasure of working with him as he worked with Paul Ohm in founding Miller College. He was the first...Read More »
41 of 48 | Posted by: zadie jackson - kalamazoo, MI

“Dear Angood Family,I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Angood. I have many fond memories of your family being at the cottage on Little Long...Read More »
42 of 48 | Posted by: Lisa Stevenson - Hickory corners, MI

“Todd and Family:I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I will always remember his smile and kindness. He was a wonderful man and did so much to...Read More »
43 of 48 | Posted by: Heidi Menchl-Oberle - MO

“What a wonderful caring person. He will definitely be missed by many. It was so good to have known Art and his family. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
44 of 48 | Posted by: Elaine Baak - battle creek, MI

“A new bright star in heaven. His will be greatly missed. So many wonderful memories of how he touched my life. Love to the entire family. ”
45 of 48 | Posted by: Sara Miller - East Lansing, MI

“My prayers and condolences to the family. I first met Mr. Angood when he became our principal at Southeastern Jr. High and I was a student. He was a...Read More »
46 of 48 | Posted by: Patti Arnold - Battle Creek, MI

“Todd & family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father, grandfather and husband. May he rest in peace,Dave ”
47 of 48 | Posted by: Dave Knarr - Canfield, OH

“Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
48 of 48 | Posted by: Robin Silvestri - Youngstown, OH

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The life of Arthur Angood began on January 16, 1934 in Battle Creek, MI. He was born the son of S. Bernard and Marguerite (Stevens) Angood. From an early age, the work ethic, caring about individuals and tirelessly giving back to the community he loved was instilled in him by his parents.

Art attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Southwestern Junior High School and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1952. From there he went on to pursue his BA Degree in English at the University of Michigan. Art was a member of the track team in college and served as president of Delta Chi Fraternity before graduating in 1956. While a student, Art was introduced to Judith Lee Arnold, a fellow student on a blind date. They were married on May 11, 1957 in her parent's living room in Flint. Judy had just graduated and Art had recently been commissioned and was awaiting his orders. He was able to obtain a weekend pass so the ceremony could take place. After marrying, Art and Judy moved to Alameda, CA where he served for four years as an aviation officer with carrier based fighter squadrons on the USS Bennington and USS Midway aircraft carriers. Following his discharge in 1960, Art remained in the US Naval Reserves until 1968. Later he earned his MA degree from Western Michigan University.

When Art and Judy returned to Battle Creek following his discharge, he began teaching civics at Northwestern Junior High School. He later was a counselor and assistant principal there. In 1964, he became principal at Southeastern Junior High School. In 1968, Art was promoted to the central office staff and retired in 1989 as Associate Superintendent of Personnel. At his retirement celebration, Art remarked in his speech to the community that he was most proud of the fact that the Battle Creek Public Schools educated him, that education allowed him to come back and help lead the district that educated his two sons.

During his time with the school district, Art took a keen interest in the lives of young people. He was always one to offer sound advice, coaching in life skills and just general friendship to students, many of whom still remained in contact with him until he died.

During Art's time with the school district, he also was a board member of the Miller Foundation, a position he held for 45 years. His love of the Battle Creek community and a desire to make his community a better place to live for all was noticed by Robert B. Miller who asked him to take over the duties of CEO of the Foundation. Art enthusiastically guided the foundation for 10 years. Later, through a collaboration with the foundation board of directors, he spearheaded the founding and development of the Robert B. Miller College. He served as its first president before finally retiring in 2005. Additionally, he was instrumental in the development of the Cereal City Museum and was a past member of the Kellogg Community College Advisory Board

During Art's 70 year span of time in the education field, he also found time to give back to his community in many ways. Never one to say no to the First Presbyterian Church where he was a member since 1947, Art took on many roles over his life serving as an Elder, on the Board of Deacons and helping with many fund raising projects. During his lifetime as well, Art chaired or co-chaired many fund raising campaigns with United Way, United Arts Council and The Charitable Union to name a few. Art also served as a board member of the Y Center. In 1990, he received the George Award. Although this award was given to publicly recognize Art's selfless contributions, he didn't seek recognition. His satisfaction came from making his community a better place.

In Art's leisure time he was an avid reader. He also enjoyed model trains, sailing, stamp collecting and photography. He spent years tracing the Angood family history through correspondence with relatives all around the world. Art also was an avid University of Michigan football fan. For many years, he and Judy held season tickets.

Art's one true source of relaxation and solitude came from spending long weekends with Judy at their cottage on Little Long Lake for over 45 years. Many of his weekends were spent fishing from his boat while listening to the Detroit Tigers. This is where Art was able to rest, relax and recharge before saying yes to the next need in the community that requested his leadership.

Over the past five years, Art began to struggle with the onset of Parkinson's disease. It slowed his gait, it brought on tremors and it slowly caused times of occasional confusion. It never took away his love of his community, his joy of visiting with friends and former students, his times of spending summer afternoons sitting in his chair on the deck at the lake and the love he had for his entire family.
Eventually though, the effect of the Parkinson's disease was just too much and the last week of his life was spent in the wonderful care of Glenn Arbor Hospice where he died Saturday February 20, 2021.

In addition to his wife Judy, Art's family include his sons; Capt. USN Ret. David (Heidi) Angood of Chula Vista, CA, Todd (Lynette) Angood of Boardman, OH, grandchildren; Trevor (Vic Ly) Angood of San Diego, CA, Kaitlyn (Fabian) Krishna of Chula Vista, CA and great-grandchildren Oliver and Penelope Krishna. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John B. Angood. After cremation, a portion of Art's cremated remains will be buried at his family's plot at Memorial Park Cemetery. Later this summer his family will gather for a private memorial to place his cremains in Little Long Lake, Art's refuge for 45 years. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a donation in Art's memory to Glenn Arbor Hospice Care.

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