Anthony Phillip Amarose

March 17, 1932June 10, 2020

ANTHONY P. AMAROSE, PH.D, 88, passed away on June 10, 2020.

He was born and raised in Oneonta, NY, and in recent years was a long-time resident of Chicago, Illinois.

Anthony was predeceased by his parents, Andrea and Rose Amarose and his sisters, Rose Briguglio, Carmela Higgins, Mary Dorazio, Vera Spadafora and their respective spouses.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Nicholas Smedira of Endwell, NY. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy wishes to express her gratitude to Loretta Cameron of Chicago, Illinois for her years of faithful and kind care and friendship to her brother, Anthony.

Anthony was a graduate of Oneonta High School and Fordham University where received a Bachelor of Science degree as well as his Doctorate degree in biology. Prior to his retirement, he was an Associate Professor in the Biological Sciences Department of the University Chicago. Additionally, he was the author or co-author of numerous scientific articles relating to genetics and chromosomal abnormalities.

Following a private visitation at the funeral home by family, a graveside committal service will take place on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1:15 pm in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons, NY.

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Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020


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Seth Clark

June 29, 2020

My mother Angela and I remember Cousin Sonny well. He visited often during my childhood and was always very sweet to us. I remember that he was always interested in what we were doing, interested in Mom’s art-making and in whatever my latest childhood obsessions were. I knew he was special because it was so rare to have an adult who was not immediate family to take an interest in me like that. Although we had not seen him for quite a few years, he was often a topic of conversation between Mom and I. It was of course only as an adult that I learned the tremendously important role that he had played in re-productive sciences.
My Mother Angela Minerosa Clark sends her heartfelt condolences as well.