Amedeo, Michael J.
of Chandler, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 13, 2010. He was 55. Son of Rose Amedeo and the late Pasquale J. Amedeo, he was born on October 29, 1954 in Poughkeepsie, New York. Mike remained brave and courageous throughout his three year battle with cancer. He never complained and always had an upbeat spirit. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends. A manager for Intel, he recently celebrated 30 years of service. He enjoyed golf, jet-skiing, waterskiing, trips to Las Vegas and spending time at the family's cabin. He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl; daughter, Nicole; son, Anthony (A.J.); his faithful canine companion, Brazil and many friends. He is also survived by his mother, Rose Amedeo; brothers, John and Patrick (Olga) Amedeo; sisters, Catherine Drennen and Theresa Kennedy; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins, all of New York. Memorial Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Monday, March 22 at Valley of the Sun Mortuary, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mike's memory may be made to the
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, www.cancer.org, or Hospice of the Valley, Fund Development, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Arizona 85014-5656, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 19, 2010