Angelita Jiskoot (1931 - 1999)


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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.

Angelita Jiskoot was also known as Stage Name Angelita Farinas..


Angelita Jiskoot was born on at Cuba,


Siblings: Paco Farinas and Erasmo Farinas

Husband: Oscar "Boet" Jiskoot
Children with Oscar: Daniel Jiskoot and Madeleine Jiskoot


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Successful Opera singer in Cuba. Lyric Soprano.


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Angelita Jiskoot died on at Orlando, Florida,

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1931 - In the year that Angelita Jiskoot was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

1943 - At the age of only 12 years old, Angelita was alive when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

1975 - She was 44 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

1978 - She was 47 years old when on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

1999 - In the year of Angelita Jiskoot's passing, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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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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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.
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That is really a very lovely memory. If you e-mil photos, I can post them.
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