Carmelo Amaro Sr., 88

Carmelo Amaro Sr., 88, of Lancaster, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on January 26, 2021. Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico he was the son of the late Manuel Amaro and Basilia Perez.

Carmelo will be remembered for his kind and generous spirit. He was dedicated to his family and making others happy. Anyone that visited him will remember him for always cooking delicious meals and offering heaping plates to all of his guests. He was also a man of few words. He was forgiving and always thanked God for the blessings in his life. In his free time, he enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Phillies and professional wrestling.

He will also be remembered for more than 19 years of dedicated service at Lancaster Malleable Casting Company before going to Armstrong World Industries, where he worked for 23 years until his retirement.

His love will live on in his children: Carmelo Amaro Jr. and Kathy Amaro, both of Lancaster, grandchildren: Brian, Zaidja, Giani, Anthony and Jayla, great-grandchildren: Zaniya, Jayceon, Omarion, a sister: Virginia Amaro and the love of his life, Gloria Amaro, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by his sister Socorro Amaro-Rodriguez in 2017.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 at 11AM. Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing from 10AM until the time of the service. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

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Condolences to the Family

February 02, 2021

My condolences to the Amaro family. Don Carmelo was and awesome human being and a wonderful cook. Thank you for all the advice and many laughs we share while watching novelas and Phillies games. We will always remember you Carmelo Jr. And Kathy will carry your legacy of kindness and giving hearts. Rest In Peace, Don Carmelo I’ll be looking for you on the baseball field I know you know what I’m talking about. Angel’s in the outfield. 
Carlos A. Cruz Acevedo

February 01, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of my compadre. Unfortunately I am unable to attend but please know that my deepest sympathy is extended to Carmelo Jr, Kathy, Gloria and the extended family. May God give you comfort. I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.
German Pena

January 30, 2021

Carmelo was a beautiful human being. He was a very loving soul. His smile was huge and so was his heart. He was always known for his hospitality. You will be missed my friend.

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Lititz, PA 17543
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