John Joseph D’Amico, age 70, was reunited with his wife, Patricia Ann (Chamberlain), in heaven on April 18th. John died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving family and friends in utter shock at his passing.
John was born to Lodino and Eleanor D’Amico. John grew up in Windber, Pennsylvania. He attended Windber High School where he played the clarinet. He attained Eagle Scout at 14. He also earned the NRA Certificate of Marksmanship at age 14. John had a passion for marksmanship that carried throughout his life.
John worked for Bell Maintenance Products in Pennsylvania as a sales representative before finding his calling as Deacon in the Catholic Church (with a little push from Pat). John first served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and later the Diocese of Phoenix in the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne church in Anthem, Arizona. John was devoted to his calling. The love he had for his family, church family, friends and community were only surpassed by his love for his wife. He demonstrated enormous courage, strength and love in her end-of-life care.
John and Pat shared a love of animals. John was preceded in death by their dogs Lucky, Bear, Sugarbear, Sonny and Golda (the cat).
John loved riding his motorcycle, traveling, music and being with friends. He was also a lifelong history buff.
John is survived by his stepson Jeffrey Morrow (Andrea), grandchildren Michael and Isabel, brother- in-law Donald Chamberlain (Pat), cousin Jean Balchin (Michael), nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Ann, and his parents.
John was 100% Italian, loved life, always had a story to tell and will greatly missed. Funeral services were held at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Catholic church in Anthem, Arizona on Saturday April 23rd and burial was at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix on Monday April 25th.