Joseph L. "Shag" D'Amico
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ATLAS - Joseph L. "Shag" D'Amico, 94, 131 W. Saylor St., died Tuesday, April 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born in Atlas, Sept. 18, 1923, a son of the late Sabatino and Mary C. (Vallozza) D'Amico. A lifelong resident of Atlas. Joseph was a carpenter, working for himself as an owner/operator.

Joseph served in the U.S. Army 8th Air Force and was stationed in Bungay, England, during World War II.

On May 19, 1949, in Maryland, he married Jane Anne Higgins, who survives.

He was a life member of the Atlas Fire Company, Station 21, a founding member of the Atlas American Legion Post 804 and third degree knight of the Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus.

Joseph enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He attended Divine Redeemer Church in Mount Carmel and was a member of the former St. Paul's Church in Atlas.

In addition to his wife, Jane, he is survived by a son, Joseph R. D'Amico and his wife Carol Ann, of Mount Carmel; a daughter, Lisa Anne D'Amico and her fiancee' William M. McAndrew, of Atlas; two grandsons, Joseph John D'Amico, of Mount Carmel, and James Frances D'Amico, of New York; two sisters, Mary Hirsch, of Mount Carmel, and Eleanor Siedlecki, of Exton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward D'Amico and Albert D'Amico (infant); and two brothers-in-law, Charles Hirsch and John Siedlecki.

Joseph will be sadly missed by his many family and friends.

D'AMICO - Joseph L. "Shag" D'Amico, 94, of 131 West Saylor Street, Atlas. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday in Divine Redeemer Church, 300 West Avenue, Mount Carmel with the Rev. Martin O. Moran III, officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m., Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, RR #2, Box 484, Annville, PA 17003. Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday morning with transferal prayers at 10 a.m. in the C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc., 27 North Vine Street, Mount Carmel, C. J. Lucas, IV, Supervisor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Carmel Public Library, 30 South Oak Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851. To send condolences to the family go to

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Published in The News Item on Apr. 19, 2018.
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April 23, 2018
April 23, 2018
My Uncle Shag was a true gentleman and wonderful man. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Rest In Peace,
Barbara & Bob
Barbara & Bob Willis
April 20, 2018
sorry for your loss
David Klokis
April 19, 2018
Janie,Joe and Lisa and family,we were so saddened by the passing of our neighbor Shag. I knew him all my life and my husband for over 40 years! He was a good man who was always willing to lend a hand. We will miss him especially our outings with the snow shovels in hand!! Rest in peace Shag !
Jim & Bev Hollenbush
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