Services Held for Joanne G. Angle, Executive Director of ARVO

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Joanne G. Angle, 70, executive director of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), passed away on March 8 here, after a long illness.

Angle also served on the board of Prevent Blindness America (PBA) from 2003 until her retirement. She was a former board member of the Kings Park Library in Burke and past president of the Washington, DC. chapter of the American Liver Foundation.

Angle joined ARVO, the world's largest society of eye and vision researchers, as executive director in 1990. She spent the remainder of her career at ARVO until her retirement in January 2012, and had been recognized for her influence on ARVO and the eye and vision research community.

Angle was born in 1941 in St. Helens, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pauline and Oswald Lapp and her husband, Col. Lane Angle. Angle is survived by her sister, Janice Oliva; her two daughters, Paige Angle (Chuck Davis) and Christina Zuniga (Leonel); and eight grandchildren, Clio, Sophia, Olivia, Emmett, Isabella, Ava, Harrison and Hudson.

A celebration of Joanne's life was held earlier this month at the Fort Myer Officer's Club in Arlington, Va. The family suggests that tributes take the form of donations to the ARVO Foundation's Joanne G. Angle Travel Grant, which will help early-career eye researchers from developing countries.