Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Angelo Peter Marchi ’54
Angelo Marchi, first generation American whose parents emigrated from Italy, attended Tech because it was his school district. University High School had recently closed. Rockridge, where Marchi resided, was a very Italian neighborhood at that time. Tech was a good school academically and athletically. Marchi specifically remembers his American History teacher, Miss Leonard, who was a former WAVE. During his years at Tech, Marchi had a job selling papers and was in the Navy Reserve. After graduation, Marchi went into the Navy and was sent to Pearl Harbor. Marchi is proud to be an alum of Tech and maintains friendships with several of his former classmates, including his best friend, Aldo Dossa, Class of 1955.