The City of Seattle mourns the loss of Deputy Fire Chief Saint “Angelo” Duggins, age 71. He passed aw
ay peacefully on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at his residence after battling a long illness for fo
Born in Chatham, Mississippi on December 16, 1950, Angelo was the son of Abraham & Willie Mae Duggins. He relocated to Seattle, Washington with his family in August of 1959.
Raised and educated in Seattle where he attended Stevens elementary, later Meany Jr. high school, and was a graduate of Garfield High School in 1969. He furthered his education at Seattle Central Coll
ege, and University of Washington.
Angelo was hired into the Seattle Fire Department in 1975. He was one of the longest-tenured black firefighters in the history of the city, which makes it very special. He was a proud member of the Seattle Black Firefighters Association.
He progressed through the ranks attaining the position of lieutenant in 1980, Captain in 1983, Battalion Chief in 1991 and then the well-earned distinction of Deputy Chief in 2001.
Angelo also worked on the Harborview Hospital/911 project for four years as well as serving as Supervisor on the Seattle Light Rail Safety Commission. He was a dedicated leader, well-liked, respected, quietly devoted to his coworkers.
He retired from the Seattle Fire Department in 2015 after 44 years of dedicated service. In his retirement years he enjoyed traveling. Two of his favorite places Hawaii, and Europe with his wife and close friends.
He possessed all the hallmarks of his vocation: service, bravery, safety, honor and dedication. He was true to the Mission Statement of the Seattle Fire Department with no fear and always went “Above and Beyond the Call”
He is preceded in death by his father Abraham Duggins.
Angelo is survived by his wife Sharlene Duggins; son Adrianne Duggins, his mother Willie Mae Duggins; three brothers Larry Duggins, Willie Duggins (Eloise) Verdell Duggins. Five sisters Linda Udeji, Maxsine Duggins Hopson (Andre), Debbie Duggins McCane (Roger) Dianne Sanders (Rhoden), Demeatoris Duggins, A host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and many close friends all of Seattle.
At Angelo’s request a private viewing for his family and a few close friends on June 14, 2022, at Greenwood Memorial Park & Funeral Home – 350 Monroe Avenue NE- Renton, Washington 98056 June 14, 2022 from 2pm to 5 pm
Flower’s may be sent there and should arrive by 12 noon.