Thomas J. Amico, 86
Thomas J. Amico, 86, of Lancaster, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at the VA Hospice in Coatesville.
Born in Lancaster, he was the husband of Pauline Rose (Steinbaecher) Amico of Lancaster, to whom he was married 63 years. He was the son of the late Frank P. and Saveria (Curti) Amico.
Thomas was a firefighter with the Lancaster Fire Department, having received the first Fireman of the Year Award. He worked for 27 years, retiring in January, 1979. He was also the first President of Firefighters Local 319, and one of the first EMTs for the Lancaster City Fire Department. He was a driver for Brethren Village for 10 years, a school bus driver for Manheim Township, and a maintenance machinist for Machinery Products.
He was proud that he received his GED Diploma in 2000 at the age of 73. He was a member of the American Legion Post #34, the Strasburg Sportsman’s Club, 8th Ward Club, Knights of Columbus #867, and St. Joseph’s Guys and Dolls.
Thomas was a Navy veteran of WWII, where he was assigned to the Motor Torpedo Boat Squad #9.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Thomas M. Amico and his wife Cheryl of Holtwood, and David C. Amico and his wife Roxanne of Lititz; four granddaughters, one grandson, three great-grandsons: Logan, Drew, and Caleb; and one great-granddaughter, Riley. He was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, and one great-granddaughter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 St. Joseph St., Lancaster, PA 17603. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA. and again one hour prior to the mass on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Thomas’ memory may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church at the address above. To place a condolence online, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home& Crematory 717-393-9661
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Dear Pauline & Sons & family,
I’m so very sorry that you must go through this heartache and loss. Take heart in knowing that he is no longer in pain and suffering..and that God has taken him to a better place,and may he lighten your heart in that knowledge..
If there is anything that I can do, please let me know….
please accecpt my condolences on the passing of tommy. i knew tommy through my mom and dad, and liked tommy a lot. god bless you all, and may tommy rest in peace.
taylor s. de mora jr.
I am sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Now I know where you got your Fire Dept/EMT background from. May family, friends, faith and happy memories guide you and your family through this difficult time. Take Care!
Aunt Pauline, Tom & David:
I will miss Uncle Tom so much. He always shared stories and family history whenever we had the opportunity to be together. Prayers for your family!!
Love, Bonnie Amico Hahnlen
So sorry for your loss. I know this is a very difficult time for the family. Something that has always given me comfort is a scripture at Revelation 21:4, it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I sincerely hope this brings you some comfort.