Sam Angoni was born in New York City. After graduating from high school, he served in the military before joining American Airlines. He joined crew scheduling at Seaboard in 1968 where he met and married flight attendant Diane Bailey. After the merger with Flying Tigers, Sam and Diane moved to Los Angeles where Sam served as Director of Crew Scheduling.
Sam is survived by his wife, Diane; brother Paul and his wife, Carole; three nieces, one nephew, and numerous cousins.