In loving memory
Angela DiMeglio, founder of Gentle Touch Puppy and Dog Training, and a fierce, loving, gentle, strong spirit, succumbed to breast cancer on April 25, 2013, at the age of 56. She was born in New York City in October of 1956, to John and Jackie DiMeglio. She is survived by her loving partner John Kois and her loving canine companion Kara. She is also survived by her loving family: her beloved mother Jackie DiMeglio, brother Louis DiMeglio and sister-in-Law Regina DiMeglio, all of New York; her nephews John, Michael and Nicklaus, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by a multitude of dear friends who will miss her greatly.
Angela graduated from Hunter College in New York, and continued on to receive her masters in Speech Pathology at Penn State. Angela moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1980s and settled in beautiful Marin County.
Angela was an avid mountain biker, hiker and dancer. It was while dancing that she met her love and life partner John Kois. In 2001, Angela transitioned to training dogs and their people. It was her joy and passion, and she became a leading trainer and behaviorist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her teaching, clarity, strength and kindness influenced many puppies, dogs and their guardians, in a profoundly positive way.
Angela loved being outdoors in Marin County. She was always on the move, usually with Kara as a companion, and often with her soulmate John along for the adventure.
In my heart forever.
Your Johnny Boy