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Baldwin-Fairchild Oviedo Funeral Home

501 E Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo, FL

OBITUARY

Richard James D'Amico

November 17, 1955September 30, 2019
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Richard James D’Amico On Monday, September 30, 2019, Richard James D’Amico, loving son, brother, and uncle passed away at age 63 from complications of colon surgery. Richard was born on November 17, 1955 in Niagara Falls, New York to the late John and Marie (DeVita) D’Amico. He worked in manufacturing until his retirement in 2018. Richard is survived by his loving brother and sister, Ronald D’Amico, of Kissimmee, FL, and Roslyn (James) Koczan of Oviedo, FL; and nephew, Christopher (Rachel) Koczan and their children Ava and Evan of Oviedo, FL. Due to his father’s military career, the D’Amico family moved to Toms River, NJ, in 1959, Virginia Beach VA, in 1964, Toms River, NJ in 1969, and then to Central Florida in 1978. He was a 1974 graduate of Toms River High School North. His work included the production of intricate circuit boards for computer equipment, the cutting and shaping of stone for commercial and residential buildings, and working in a clean room making semi-conductors for high-tech communication. Richard was always a passionate sports fan of the New York Yankees, Notre Dame, and San Francisco 49ers. His photographic memory of their sports records and players was phenomenal. When he wasn’t watching a good ballgame he enjoyed the NHRA drag racing. He especially liked to attend the races where he could enjoy the feel, sound, and smell of hot rod power. Music was also special to Richard, who mostly enjoyed 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s rock with a mix of the Beatles. He enjoyed going to concerts, large and small, to celebrate the music of his favorite bands. Another passion was his playing baseball and softball as a high school and men’s league player. His office was filled with trophies in recognition of his talent and love of the game. Friends may call, Monday, October 7th from 6:00-8:00pm, at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Road, Oviedo, FL 32765. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, at 11:00am at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 113 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765. A private graveside service will be held in Kissimmee, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org, or by phone 1-800-805-5856.

  • FAMILY

  • Marie D'Amico, Mother (deceased)
  • John D'Amico, Father (deceased)
  • Ronald D'Amico, Brother
  • Roslyn Koczan, Sister
  • James Koczan, Brother-in-law
  • Christopher Kozcan, Nephew
  • Richard also leaves behind Christopher's wife, Rachel and their children Ava and Evan along with many friends.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Memories

Richard James D'Amico

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Steve Damico

October 10, 2019

I didn’t know Richard as a youth but got to know him when my family moved to clermont. We spent time with rich and his family in Kissimmee. He and I sat around and talked sports it seems like forever. I knew him as a very kind man to everyone. I think he was that way to everyone he met. He was a very loving considerate person. He loved his family. He will be missed by all.

Susan Maxwell

October 9, 2019

I will always remember Rich as such a nice person with a quiet but wonderful and funny personality ! My thoughts and prayers to Ron and the whole D’Amico family. RIP Rich ❤️

Michael Vinciquerra

October 8, 2019

Haven’t seen each other in years, last time we were together was an out door free concert at church street, had some fun times, we’ll meet again some day, and continue where we left off, REST IN PEACE BROTHER,
Mike V.

Joan McGrory

October 7, 2019

Years pass but an everlasting memory of Rich remains. He was a bright and lovely person.

I hope this note brings comfort in knowing he will always be remembered.

May you find peace and love in your cherished family memories.

A beautiful soul is always loved, never forgotten and forever missed.

Sending much love and prayers for the loss of Rich to the D'Amico family.

Shirley Kyle-Genandet

October 6, 2019

Back in 2011 I was recovering from Cancer Surgery. Rich came over to the house and stayed with me for 8 hours just talking. It allowed Mom a chance to go out with friends. This will always remain with me because actually he was my brother, Ed's, High School friend.

kevin Kyle

October 6, 2019

I remember him telling me that he went to a 49ers game and it went through two rolls of film and when we looked at the film about 98% of it was the cheerleaders you will be Miss rich I love you brother

Ralph Ugaro jr

October 5, 2019

The memory that sticks in my mind of so many with rich is going to the Grateful Dead Raceway Park Englishtown New Jersey concert in 1977, rich, me and Wendy, my then-girlfriend in my 1970 Mustang Mach 1. Rich was a good person.godspeed rich!! Luv ya! U will be missed..Ralph and brianne......

Robert LILLEY

October 5, 2019

Rich..may you be R.I.P. my friend..I will always and never forget you..never forget that black ford 7 liter ..and too all the great times we all had cruising the roads and races..always remember the good times at Diary Queen with the gang..we will always RememberYou Rich.as 1 of the good guys..today and always in our hearts.love you brother.you will be sadly missed by all who knew you.. God Bless you. BOB LILLEY AND THE CREW FROM THE D.Q.😎😎🙏🙏😞😞😥😥😴

Ed Kyle

October 5, 2019

Rich and I knew each other for 47 years. He was a good friend and like a brother to me. We went to countless concerts together, many football games and 35 years of going to the gator nationals NHRA. He was my youngest daughter Marissa's Godfather and he was part of our family - my whole family including sisters and brothers, mother and father loved him like family. We will miss you Rich. Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace old friend.

Michael Fratianni

October 4, 2019

I knew Rich through his employment history. I was his supervisor. Quite a guy Rich was. I would enjoy our talks about sports and memories of New Jersey. I am from NY but had family in Toms River NJ. Rich was one of them people that you could easily talk to about anything. A genuine person. I am better for knowing him. RIP Rich.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Happy Baby Richard
1956

FROM THE FAMILY

Ronald - Roslyn - Richard
1958

FROM THE FAMILY

Mom holding on to her babies
1958

FROM THE FAMILY

Richard - Roslyn - Ronald
1958

FROM THE FAMILY

1959
"Ronnie - Richard - Roslyn"

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Family Christmas
1964

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Relaxing with the family
1984

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Uncle Richard with Christopher
1986

FROM THE FAMILY

Rich with his favorite ladies
1990