Northwest Indiana Times / Post-Tribune

Also published at the Post-Tribute website, with an attached guest book.

Angela Maria Volan, Ph.D., of Chicago, passed away in her sleep from complications due to Marfan syndrome, at her parents' home in Schererville, Indiana on Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the age of 35.

Angela was to begin her teaching career in the fall as a professor of Art History at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. A Fulbright Scholar and an Onassis Scholar, she was completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Chicago, as well as her master's degree there in 1997. She earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan in 1993. She was a 1988 graduate of Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana. She was born in Gary, Indiana in 1970.

Angela is survived by her parents, Dr. George and Helen Volan of Schererville; three brothers, John (Carolyn) Volan of Durham, New Hampshire, Stephen Volan of Bloomington, Indiana, and Gregory Volan of Chicago; one nephew, Isaac Volan of Durham, New Hampshire; and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. directly at SS. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000 Madison, Merrillville, Indiana, the Reverend Fathers Theodore Poteres and Evagoras Constantinides officiating. Burial to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. A Trisagion prayer service will be held Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Friends may call at the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, on Wednesday, June 28 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Angela M. Volan to: the St. Luke Orthodox Mission, 9825 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland, Indiana, 46322-2622; or to the National Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Ave., Port Washington, New York, 14650.