Angelita Jiskoot (1931 - 1999)

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Angelita (Farinas) Jiskoot
1931 - 1999
updated January 20, 2020
Angelita Jiskoot, mother to 2 children, was born on January 2, 1931 at Cuba. She was born into the Farinas family and married into the Jiskoot family. She had siblings Paco and Erasmo. Angelita married Oscar Jiskoot and they later divorced. They gave birth to Daniel Jiskoot and Madeleine Jiskoot. She died on May 12, 1999 at Orlando, Florida at 68 years of age. We know that Angelita Jiskoot had been residing in Orlando, Florida.

She was only known as "Angelita" and was a successful opera singer in Havana Cuba. Nobody called her "Edelmira."
When i was a kid I became her manager/publicist for an entire summer and got her paid work as a singer.
ANGELITA JISKOOT, 68, Condel Drive, Orlando, born January 2, 1931 and died Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Mrs. Jiskoot was a lyric soprano. Born in Havana, the daughter of Alfredo and Angelica Montalbo Farinas. She raised three children in Brooklyn, NY and the last year of her life she moved to Central Florida in 1999. She was Lutheran. Survivors: sons, Daniel A., Orlando, Bjorn A., Bartow; daughter, Madelaine "Maggie" C., Orlando; brothers, Erasmo Farinas [deceased in 2016], Tarrytown, N.Y., Paco Farinas,[deceased] Cuba; sister, Pilar DeLapaz, Miami; three grandchildren. Union Park Memorial Chapel Home, Orlando.

ANGELITA A. JISKOOT, 68, Condel Drive, Orlando, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Mrs. Jiskoot was an opera singer. Born in Havana, and a New York resident for most of her life, she moved to Central Florida in 1999. She was Lutheran. Survivors: sons, Daniel A., Orlando, Bjorn A., Bartow; daughter, Madelaine C., Orlando; brothers, Erasmo Farinas, Tarrytown, N.Y., Paco Farinas, Cuba; sister, Pilar DeLapaz, Miami; three grandchildren. Union Park Memorial Chapel Home, Orlando.

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Angelita Edelmira Jiskoot (Farinas)




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Orlando, Florida


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Angelia Farinas Jiskoot was my Mother-In-Law for many, many years, until her passing. I married her oldest child, Bjorn Jiskoot, Sr. We have 2 children and 2 grandchildren, with a 3rd on the way. She would visit us often, as we would travel to NY to visit her as often as possible. Her heart was as big as they come. She was beautiful inside and out. I remember one time she sent us gift to FL from NY. They were ski jackets. I couldn't help but laugh, since it doesn't really snow here, much less do we have any ski resorts. Her heart was in the right place though. We spoke so often on the phone. My son (her first grandchild) adored his Granny Angelita. I also remember one time during a visit to our house, she wanted to try and ride a bike. Didn't go so well. She went about 10 feet before falling over with it. We all laughed so much. No matter when we lived (military life) she always made time for us and the rest of her family with visits, letters, cards and phone calls. I have one of the most beautiful pictures of her when she was at her prime singing opera ( I would loved to have known her then). I must have my son help me post it on here. My son has a beautiful voice also, which I know he get from his Granny Angelita.
Nov 07, 2017 · Reply
That is really a very lovely memory. If you e-mil photos, I can post them.
Nov 07, 2017 · Reply

Angelita Jiskoot Obituary

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ANGELITA A. JISKOOT, 68, Condel Drive, Orlando, died Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Mrs. Jiskoot was an opera singer. Born in Havana, she moved to Central Florida in 1999. She was Lutheran. Survivors: sons, Daniel A., Orlando, Bjorn A., Bartow; daughter, Madelaine C., Orlando; brothers, Erasmo Farinas, Tarrytown, N.Y., Paco Farinas, Cuba; sister, Pilar DeLapaz, Miami; three grandchildren. Union Park Memorial Chapel Home, Orlando.

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1931 - 1999 World Events

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In 1931, in the year that Angelita Jiskoot was born, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1946, when she was just 15 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1959, by the time she was 28 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1985, when she was 54 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

In 1995, at the age of 64 years old, Angelita was alive when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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