Derek Armato
1970 - 2020
BORN
1970
DIED
2020
Armato, Derek, - 50, of Little River, S.C., On Monday, September 7, 2020, Derek Armato loving father of two children and two grandchildren passed away at the age of 50. Derek was born on September 2, 1970 in Hammonton N.J. He grew up in Richland and graduated from BRHS in 1988. He then moved to Little River S.C. Derek had a passion for music that was with him till the end. He was a singer, song writer and a musician. He was at his best when he was performing. He loved his family but music was his second love. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit. He is survived by his parents John & Marie Armato and Shaaron & John Renart; two daughters Aja and Abigail; two grandchildren Nova and Noah; his sister Lauren Ritenour and her husband Brad; nephew Bryce; niece Brooke and former wife Tracy Newell- Armato; as well as his aunts, uncle and cousins. A funeral home visitation will be on Wednesday, September 16 from 5pm to 7pm followed by a memorial service beginning at 7pm from Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, everyone must wear a mask and social distance. ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 E. Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360. Donations in memory of Derek may be made to Angels In Motion, 903 Walnut Avenue, Northfield, NJ 08225 or Hope One, 132 Bonita Drive, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234. To send online condolences please visit our website at www.RONEFUNERALSERVICE.com
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Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Sep. 13, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
16
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Rone Funeral Service
1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360
Sep
16
Memorial service
7:00p.m.
Rone Funeral Service
1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360
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Rone Funeral Service
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Always in my heart and memories...Music man . Best friend growning up. Only Smiles when I think of you. God took you home and your memories you left stay with all who knew you. I pray for your family. I ask God to give comfort to all of our hearts. Mr and Mrs Armato, Lauren Armato I am so sorry ...please accept my deepest condolences . Millie Baker Reinman.
Millie Reinman
Friend
November 11, 2020
Always in my heart and memories...Music man . Best friend growning up. Only Smiles when I think of you. God took you home and your memories you left stay with all who knew you. I pray for your family. I ask God to give comfort to all of our hearts. Mr and Mrs Armato, Lauren Armato I am so sorry ...please accept my deepest condolences .
Millie Reinman
Friend
November 11, 2020
Mr Armato...I have just seen this...my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours...I just only wish I had known about this earlier so I could have been there for the funeral... Derek was and will always be apart of our family... another brother to us as well as a lifelong friend...he was so inspiring...he was a big part of the 70s and 80s Richland gang...we will always share lasting memories together...I am sorry for you and yours as well as all of our loss...I do know though that he has left a forever memory on all of us...thank you for letting us into his life for he will forever be in our hearts
Brian Steffa Sr
Friend
November 9, 2020
Michael DiStefano
September 16, 2020
Another lifelong friend gone too soon. John & Marie my thoughts and prayers are with you as they have been for many years. There are not many memories from my childhood that don't include Derek. He was like another brother to me in that 70's-80's gang of Richland kids. He has been and will be missed.
Michelle (Bohren) Lillia
September 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of this. We had some good times on the golf team back in 88. RIP. My friend
Morris zanni
Friend
September 14, 2020