Rosario N. "Nick" Damato, 90 of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Sugarmill Manor of Homosassa. He was born July 29, 1922, to James and Elizabeth (Larese) Damato in Jersey City, N.J., and came here five years ago from there. He was a WW II U.S. Army
veteran. He was the owner of Nicholas Galvanizing Company of Jersey City, N.J., for 50 years. He was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Angelo and Jimmy Damato. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Frances Damato; three sons, Dennis Damato (Pat) of Crystal River, Mark Damato of Livingston, N.J., and Greg Damato (Sandy) of Murphy, N.C.; two sisters, Jenny Giancola (John) of Neshanic Station, N.J., and Marie Piscatello (Mike) of Hilton Head, S.C.; three grandchildren, Danielle Doty (Chris), Gina Damato and Julia Damato; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, from the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River. Friends are invited to the visitation from 1 p.m., until the service time. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270 Beverly Hills, FL 34464.