Anthony John D’Amore Sr.

Anthony John D’Amore Sr., 76, of 977 Johnsonburg Road passed away at his residence on December 25, 2011 following a brief illness.

Tony was born June 11, 1935, the son of the late Nicola and Michelina Colontonio D’Amore. He was educated in the St. Marys school systems, graduating from Central Catholic High School with the class of 1953.

Tony married his wife, Lois Forster in the St. Mary’s Church on Feburary 25, 1966.  She survives.

Tony leaves behind four children: Nick D’Amore of Pittsburgh ; Melanie Phillips and her husband, Mark of Pennington, NJ ; Marcy Davis and her husband, Justin, of Sewickley, PA; and Tony D’Amore Jr. and his wife, Sarah, of St. Marys. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Cameron and Amelia Phillips, Anastasia, Liliana and Elaina Davis, and Abigail D’Amore. Tony is also survived by a brother, Joseph D’Amore, and his wife, Mary Jane of St. Marys, and two sisters, Dora Mahoney and Theresa Geitner and her husband, Patrick, all of St. Marys. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Marge Forster of St. Marys, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Carmin D’Amore, a sister-in-law, Kathleen D’Amore, two  sisters, Amelia D’Amore in childhood and Lucy D’Amore in infancy, a brother-in-law, Jerry Mahoney, a niece, Kimberly Forster, a nephew, Tim Pichler, and a great nephew, Christopher Forster.

Tony spent his working years at St. Marys Carbon and Pure Industries, retiring in 1998. He was the owner of D’Amore Machine Shop in St. Marys from 1979 to the present. Tony served his country in the U.S. Army and was recalled to serve during the Cuban Crisis. He was a member of the American Legion and the St. Mary’s Church.

Tony’s enjoyment in life was helping others in any way he could. He often helped by working at the Christian Food Bank and serving as kitchen help with Lois for the St. Marys Parish bereavement dinners. He loved visiting with his kids and grandkids and also enjoyed trips to Atlantic City a couple of times a year. His last four years of winter weather were spent in St. Cloud, Florida. Summers were filled with enjoyment of his extensive vegetable garden. He was a loving husband and father and Papa to the grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Christian Food Bank, PO Box 1033, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Community Nurses Inc., Hospice Division, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.


Rita Forster Nicholas December 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

I am so sorry to hear about Tony’s passing. I always remembered his smile and miss spending time up in St. Marys. I hope to make it up there this summer with my parents to see everyone and catch up. It has been too long. Our condolences.

The Yonko Family December 28, 2011 at 5:35 am

We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Tony’s passing. Please know that all of you are in our prayers during this time of sorrow and you have our deepest condolences. John, Karen and the Yonko children

Catherine & Brian DeVore December 28, 2011 at 8:18 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.


Sally and Fred Carrier December 28, 2011 at 8:46 am

Dear Betty and family,
I’m sending my biggest hug and kiss to you . It is all I have to help you.
We are grieving together–My mom passed away suddenly on Dec.13, 2011. It hurts but I am praising my Lord for His grace and salvation. She is there with Him, as Mike is also. I hope they meet each other and connect somehow. Please know we are holding you up in prayer now. Love, Sally

Al Smith December 28, 2011 at 9:53 am

Dear Mel,
Very sorry to hear about your dad, may God’s blessing be upon you in this time of loss.

Gods Love
Al “Baby” Smith

Leo & Kris Winters December 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. God will help you through this sad time. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared comfort you and your family today and always.

Marsha Meyer December 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Tony. We will surely miss seeing him with you at the bank. Please know that you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.

Carolyn Moller December 29, 2011 at 2:24 am

Mr. D’Amore was sooo full of life. I have such fond memories of he and Mrs. D’Amore visiting Melanie and her friends (including me!) at Western Maryland College. On the day we graduated, the D’Amore family joined us at the evening dance party in the Forum – what fun! My parents could not visit me much at college; I really looked forward to the D’Amore’s visits and their support and love.

Sara and Ray Shaffer December 29, 2011 at 3:00 am

We are very sorry to hear of Tony’s death.He was always very friendly and we will always remember the nice visit in Florida last winter.

Nancy Weirich Salter December 29, 2011 at 3:05 am

Lois, Theresia, Dora and families, A very nice man we have lost. My sympathy.

Patrick and Karen Gnan December 29, 2011 at 4:11 am

You have our deepest sympathy. Please give our condolences to your Mom and the rest of the family.

Tricia (Jacob) Porkolab December 29, 2011 at 4:16 am

I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember when he worked at Pure Carbon with my dad, he was such a nice person. I’d also run into him at the Food Pantry when we’d have our Student Council run a Food Drive. He was so generous with his time.
With deepest sympathy, Tricia

Marie & John Phillips December 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm

We offer our deepest condolences to the D’Amore family. We share your loss; Tony was a very special person who we felt close to from the first moment we met. We fondly recall the warm and friendly gatherings around the fire pit…and the card games.

Fr. Mark A. Nowak December 30, 2011 at 3:16 am

Mel, we all prayed for you and your family at the staff gathering on Tuesday, December 27. Even though most of them do not know you, we are united as the family that is Camp Notre Dame and offer our sincere condolences. We are with you at this time.

Lori D'Amore Morefield December 30, 2011 at 4:18 am

I remember fondly all of the times spent at your lovely home.
Uncle Tony was such a sweet man.
He will be missed tremendously.
My family & I extend our deepest sympathies to you Aunt Lois & my dear cousins.
With our love,
Brian, Lori, Hilary, & Aaron

Bill & Patti Brem December 30, 2011 at 7:37 am

Lois ~
God took Tony home on the most holy day of the year, no doubt in our mind that he is in heaven with my dad. Our sympathy to you & your family. So glad we got to visit with you both last winter in FL.
Please know you will be in our thoughts & prayers. Hugs & Love.

johnetta bodnovich December 31, 2011 at 10:25 am

Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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