Lawrence "Larry" A. D'Amico
November 12, 1930 – October 8, 2019
Lawrence Arnold D’Amico “Larry”, 88, of St. Simons Island, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at his residence.
Larry was born November 12, 1930, in Detroit MI, the son of the late Pasqualino D’Amico and Elise D’Amico. He was also preceded in death by his four sisters, Florence, Loretta, Virginia, and Claudine, and a nephew, Thomas.
Larry served in the US Navy and was a Korean War veteran. After serving, he attended the University of Detroit in Engineering and completed his degree in Interior Design at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI. His career began in Grand Rapids and led him to Atlanta where he established his own design firm and became recognized locally, nationally, and internationally in the design field. His career brought him to St. Simons Island where he continued his design profession. His most recognized work included the original renovation of the King and Prince Hotel in the early 1970’s, the development of the Island Club, various projects on Sea Island, and the establishment of D’Amico Gift and Interiors.
Larry was a faithful and generous Catholic, devoted to his wife, family and friends. Larry loved gardening, antiquing and traveling. He will be remembered not only for his creative talents, but also for his kindness, laughter, and joyful personality. Larry’s family was most precious to him. He was lovingly known as “Papa” by his grandchildren and they will remember him for his silly jokes, one-liners, and story-telling.
Left to cherish Larry’s memories are his loving wife, Sybil Klapperich D’Amico; son, Matthew D’Amico and his wife Annette; daughter, Laura D’Amico Norris and her husband Michael; son, Daniel D’Amico and his wife Kelly; daughter, Gina D’Amico Lever and her husband John; son Steve D’Amico and his wife Stephanie; and thirteen grandchildren, Nathan, Adam, Eric, and David D’Amico; Kelly, Molly, and Sam Norris; Conner (Ashley) and Sarah D’Amico; Mary Claire Lever; Charlie, James, and Annie D’Amico. Larry is also survived by a niece, Joanne Monroe and her husband, Fred; a nephew, Donald DiLorretto and his wife Rebecca; a nephew, Michael Beveridge; and several great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, International Seafarers Center in Brunswick, or The Nunnally House on the campus of the Georgia Regional Medical Center.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am Monday at St. William Catholic Church on St. Simons Island, with Monsignor John Kenneally officiating.
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, www.edomillerandsons.com, is in charge of the arrangements.
- Funeral Mass Monday, October 14, 2019
Lawrence "Larry" A. D'Amico
October 14, 2019
He was a huge part of my sisters and I childhood. Our grandparents, Peggy & Bud Jung, we’re very close with them. He would always brighten a room. I am so very sorry for the loss of such an amazing man. We will continue to pray for the family.
October 9, 2019
Sorry to hear about his passing. He was an awesome designer and person. His family will be in our prayers Tomas and Rose Tomas