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D'AMATO, Ralph James Ralph James D'Amato, 91, of Lexington, MA, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, in Boston, MA. Ralph was a native of Brooklyn, NY, the son of Vincenzo "Jimmy" and Filomena (Principe) D'Amato. He spent his boyhood in Brooklyn, and was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, where he received a degree in electrical engineering. In Brooklyn he also met his wife, Josephine Monticciolo. They moved to Levittown, PA, to raise their family, and later to Lancaster, PA, where Ralph worked for RCA. At RCA, Ralph's work on color television tube design resulted in 16 issued patents. Ralph is survived by his beautiful wife of 68 years, Josephine, and three devoted sons: Ralph D'Amato (Susan Duncan) of Oakland, CA; Stephen D'Amato (Katherine Wolff) of Cambridge, MA; and Robert D'Amato (Janey Wiggs) of Lexington, MA. Ralph also leaves his sister, Marion Moskal of Manhattan, NY, and nephew Eric Moskal (Lisa Cicale Moskal) of Weston, CT; his sister, Florence Gibaldi of Highland Park, IL, and niece Ann Gibaldi Campbell (Thomas Campbell) of Highland Park, IL; and eight grandchildren: Jordan, Zachary, and Alexa D'Amato; Julia and Phoebe D'Amato; Chris D'Amato, and Andrew Schreiber (Sarah Schreiber) and Allyson Schreiber. His family and friends will remember him for his strength of character, sense of humor, problem solving aptitude, and devotion to his family. A service will be held Monday, July 16, at 10:00am at St. Brigid's Church in Lexington, MA, followed by the burial at Westview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Ralph's name to Rogerson House in Jamaica Plain, MA. The family is especially appreciative of the wonderful care provided by the staffs at Rogerson House and Chelsea Jewish Hospice.

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Published in The Boston Globe on July 15, 2018
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