Louis Robert "Bob" D'Amico

November 2, 1947 - May 26, 2022
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Family. Loyalty. Tradition. Unconditional Love. To Louis Robert D’Amico, Jr., these were the foundations of his life well lived for 74 years. Bob’s family will cherish his legacy and life in the coming months and years ahead as he passed away peacefully in the Community Hospice Truman House on May 26, 2022 followi…

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Family. Loyalty. Tradition. Unconditional Love. To Louis Robert D’Amico, Jr., these were the foundations of his life well lived for 74 years. Bob’s family will cherish his legacy and life in the coming months and years ahead as he passed away peacefully in the Community Hospice Truman House on May 26, 2022 following a period of declining health.

Born into a loving Italian family, Bob was one of 6 children born to the late Louis Robert D’Amico, Sr. and Genevieve Sophia (Mandaglio) D’Amico. Around their table, love, laughter, and much food were shared. But most importantly, Bob learned a valuable life lesson that he passed down to his own family, You Can Always Come Home.

It was at North Plainfield High School in 1965, prior to his graduation, where he met his future bride, the former Carole Izzo. They wed on December 30, 1967 in North Plainfield, New Jersey. He began his professional career in sales. Through hard work and determination, he rose through the ranks to become Managing Director of an automotive engineering company in Europe. Carole and Bob were blessed with the birth of their two daughters, Jennie and Melissa, and raised the girls in Holland for 13 years, before returning to the States. There, they created memories that will last a lifetime.

As a family, his wife and daughters fondly recall spending time at Island Beach State Park, New Jersey where they and his loyal dog, Andy, enjoyed sunrises to sunsets and everything in between. Bob loved to surf fish, ultimately designing his own hi-low rigs. He was ahead of the times, developing his online store called StriperSurf.com. He wrote the code for his website, which allowed him to not only sell his custom-made lures, but to also create a robust fishing community throughout the world.

Within the online community, Bob met an American dad, David Goldman in 2008, whose son was abducted at the age of 4, and taken to Brazil by his mother. Bob’s creation and development of the Bring Sean Home website made the abduction and search for this young boy of national interest, which led to the reunion of father and son on Christmas Eve 2009.

Additionally, Bob was Army football fan and loved the tradition of the Army-Navy Game. He was also an avid baseball fan, especially the Cincinnati Reds (for whom he and Carole had season tickets behind the dug out in the early years of their marriage) and his beloved Yankees.

His stories and life foundations will be forever cherished by his wife, Carole D’Amico of New Philadelphia; daughters, Jennifer D’Amico of Ardmore, Pennsylvania and Melissa (David) Hartman of Dover; grandchildren, Patrick, Kyla, Lucy and Jonas; siblings, Thomas (Linda) D’Amico, Marianne (L. Stephen) D’Amico Cortese, Teresa D’Amico Miller and Lori D’Amico; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Michelina D’Amico Schultz.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be directed to either Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Rd NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date in Sacred Heart Church in New Philadelphia.

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Born: November 2, 1947
Died: May 26, 2022

Condolences for Louis Robert D’Amico

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Céline Léonard posted on 6/13/22

Dear Jennie, My sincere condolences for your loss. I wish you strength and courage in this difficult time. My thoughts are with you and your family.

 

PAULA MAIRAL posted on 6/9/22

Dear Jennie, I am really sorry for your loss.

 

John Buchanan posted on 6/7/22

Carole I am sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Shari D’Amico posted on 6/7/22

With prayers, love and support, Shari

 

Moira posted on 6/6/22

Dear Jennie, Melissa and Carole, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Jennie, your dad’s charisma and love for his family filled the room. Your words in his memory are a beautiful celebration of his meaningful and accomplished life. What an amazing foundation he has provided for you- may his memory be a blessing and you feel him in your heart- always. Love, Moira, Jesse, Felix and Caroline??

 

Phil & Cindy Arnold posted on 6/5/22

Carole D'Amico so very sorry for your loss. Philip and I offer our sincere condolences. Hugs and prayers for you and the Family. He was an amazing man.

 

Phil & Cindy Arnold posted on 6/5/22

Carole D'Amico so very sorry for your loss. Philip and I offer our sincere condolences. Hugs and prayers for you and the Family. He was an amazing man. ????????

 

Jean Campolattano Ciampa posted on 6/4/22

Carole, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May beautiful memories comfort you and your family in the coming days.

 

Geertje werkers-Roelandts posted on 6/4/22

My sincere condolences. I wish you lots of strength, courage and support to learn to live with this loss. He will be missed so much by all of you. Love, Geertje Werkers- Roelandts

 

Love, Carole Rose posted on 6/4/22

Saddened to hear of my cousin Bob’s passing. He was a good person and had a caring and loving heart. I know he rests in the arms of God our Father. May the memories of him bring comfort to his lovely wife, children, and siblings.

 

Olivia Harlfinger posted on 6/4/22

A life well lived, a man well loved and now eternity with God! My deepest sympathies go to the entire D’Amico family, his wife Carol and his daughters. Rest In Peace Bob. Love, Cousin Olivia

 

Linda shultz posted on 6/4/22

Carole and girls, I am shocked and saddened by the new of Bob’s passing. I have so many memories of our years in Antwerp/Holland. You are blessed to have had him as a husband and father. May God hold you close in his loving arms. Fondly, Linda Shultz

 

Joe Laniewski posted on 6/4/22

My condolences to Carole and the entire family. I met Bob early on in Stripersurf.com and became fast friends. Bob convinced me, which wasn't hard, to head up a get together for members of the site, and hence, Stripersurf.com BASH came into existence. Many friends were made. From that became a team of men, women and children to go on and compete in a fishing tournament, with our leader, Bob, in command. Beating on the beach, which we won time after time. Many of us met up many times throughout those years and even though life goes on and we go our separate ways, we always kept together on the Forums and later on Facebook. Those times and our crew are always in my thoughts, and Bob you stand right in front as our leader. So sorry Carole.

 

Christy Vachon posted on 6/3/22

Loved reading his life story. What an amazing man. I'm do sorry for your loss.

 

Nancy Paglia posted on 6/3/22

I’m sending my heartfelt condolences to Bob’s entire family. He was a sweet man and always very kind to me when I saw him. May all of your memories of his life comfort you in the days ahead.

 

Jim & Teresa Raber posted on 6/3/22

Melissa so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Sending prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

 

Brian Morkavich posted on 6/3/22

Carole, Kathleen and I are so sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. He and I went way back in East End School. He was in my mother’s Cub Scout Den #9, Pack #117. And I was in his Dad’s Boy Scout Troop. I called him Bobby because that’s what he always was to me. His devotion to the sport of striped bass fishing made him famous; I followed his postings on his website. It’s hard to understand why one person falls and another marches on. It is only through faith can we try to grasp the way it all works. If there is anything I can do here in New Jersey to help, please let me know. I’m at your service. With love and sympathy,

 

Arlene Morton posted on 6/3/22

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Bob. My family and I offer our sincere sympathy. Bob was a wonderful son, father and brother. I know he will be missed.

 

Frauke posted on 6/3/22

My thoughts are with you Jennie and you family.God bless you all! Frauke Jones, Frankfurt,Germany

 

Mary Luck posted on 6/3/22

We are shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We met in Europe and quickly became friends to Bob and Carole. We have great memories of that time. Love and prayers to the family. Paul and Mary Luck

 

Andrea Mostafa posted on 6/3/22

My dear Jen, Much love to you and your family! I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad, I felt like I knew him from all the stories you told me! He sounds like he was an amazing man and did great things while he was with you. I know he will continue watching over you and your family always! I also see now where you get your amazing sales skills from!! Love you my friend???? Andrea

 

The Huovie Family posted on 6/3/22

D’Amico Family, we are holding you all up in prayer. We are very sorry for the loss of Bob. God bless his soul and the legacy he has left behind.

 

Karen Leeman posted on 6/3/22

I am so sorry to hear about Bob. Together we all had so much fun in Belgium. My thoughts and prayer are with you all. Karen Leeman

 

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