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Diego F. "Charles" D'Amico
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1873
Provincia di Palermo
Sicilia, Italy
Death: May 6, 1927
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA

Meyersdale Republican: June 23rd, 1910

CHARLES D'AMICO Buys Fruit and Confectionery Store of Lui Dondero

Charles D'Amico, who recently retired from the D'Amico Fruit Company, now solely owned and managed by his brother, Gus D'Amico, has purchased the fruit and confectionery business of Lui Dondero and will take possession about July 10, until which date accounts owing to or any claims against Mr. Dondero will be taken care of by him. Mr. D'Amico will be responsible for all claims accruing after July 10. Mr. Dondero will return to Italy after settling up his affairs here. He has built up a nice trade at his present stand, enjoys enviable reputation for square-dealing and will have in Mr. D'Amico a worthy successor.

CHAS. D'AMICO, Progressive Fruit Dealer

Meyersdale boasts a number of fine, progressive business houses, but none that is more entitled to the name than the wholesale and retail fruit and produce business owned and conducted by Charles D'Amico.

To a person unfamiliar with this line of business

Meyersdale Republican – 19 May 1927

Meyersdale lost one of its best citizens when Charles D'Amico passed away in the early morning of May 6th. He lived just about as long as his elder brother, Augostino, who died two years and three months ago. Had Charles lived until June 7th next, he would have been 54 years of age.

Mr. D'Amico was born at Termini Imerese, Island of Sicily, a seaport about 25 miles from the city of Palmero. He was christened Diego (James) but after coming to this country his friends learned to know him as "Charley" and eventually he adopted Charles as his name.

For several years during his boyhood he led a seafaring life on vessels engaged in coastal commerce in the Mediterranean. At the age of 19 he came to America, his brother "Gus" having preceded him to this country. During the first few years in the United States he wandered from city to city, having lived and worked at various times in Cincinnati, Chattanooga, Baltimore and eventually in Lonaconing and Frostburg, Md., and finally in Meyersdale.

He first came to Meyersdale in 1899 while working for a fruit wholesaler in Frostburg, and a few years later located here in partnership with his brother, in the wholesale and retail fruit and produce business. About 1910 he and his brother dissolved their partnership and both continued in the same line of business, as friendly rivals, until the end of their days. Both prospered and became substantial citizens of the town.

Besides doing a large business as retailer and jobber of fruits and vegetables and other lines of produce, Charles D'Amico made good investments in real estate. Among the proprieties he acquired was the fine residence on Broadway where he lived the last years of his life; also the New two-story brick and artificial stone building in which the Meyersdale post office has been located for the last three years; the buildings in which the Meyers Market and the Dahl Bros' pool-room and bowling alley are located, and several warehouses.

He took out American citizenship papers years ago and was a public spirited, loyal and patriotic citizen. He was a devoted husband and father and has left a fine family.
He is survived by his wife and the following named children: Philip, Frances, Frederick, Joana, Jeroma, Rosa, Anthony, Anna Mary, Rita and Cecelia. Mrs. D'Amico is the executor of his estate and with the assistance of her sons, Philip and Frederick, and the older daughters, will continue the business, Mr. D'Amico successfully founded.

Mr. D'Amico was in robust health until about a year ago when his heart and arteries ceased to function properly, but he kept at work until he collapsed in his place of business a few weeks before his death. He was on the street the day before he passed away.

He was a communicant and loyal member of the Roman Catholic Church, a member of the Sons of Italy, the Modern Woodmen of America and of the Chamber of Commerce.

His funeral, on Monday, May 9 th, was largely attended and the floral tributes to him were among the most beautiful and profuse ever seen at a funeral in Meyersdale. The requiem mass was for him was celebrated by his pastor, the Very Rev. Father J. J. Brady. His body was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery, where the local lodges of the Sons of Italy and of the Modern Woodmen performed their rites in memory of their deceased brother.

Daily Courier – Connellsville, PA – May 7, 1927

MEYERSDALE, May 7. – Charles Damico, one of the best known citizens of Meyersdale, died at his home in Broadway Friday. Several weeks ago Mr. Damico suffered a severe heart attack at his store in Center street and for several days was in a serious condition, but improved so much that he was able to be about his home. On Wednesday he took a short walk but Thursday his condition became worse.
Mr. Damico is survived by his wife and 10 children, all at home. Mr. Damico conducted a wholesale and retail produce business.

The funeral will be held Monday morning, with high mass of requiem in SS. Philip and James Catholic Church of which he was a very faithful member. Mr. Damico’s only brother, Gus Damico, who was also well known, died three years ago.
Family links: 
  Josephine Lombardo D'Amico (1842 - 1918)
  Anna A. Arena D'Amico (1880 - 1954)
  Philip D'Amico (1902 - 1902)*
  Philip Samuel D'Amico (1904 - 1990)*
  Frances J. D'Amico (1905 - 1984)*
  Frederick Francis D'Amico (1907 - 1957)*
  Joan Marie D'Amico Keating (1908 - 2001)*
  Jeroma Barbara D'Amico Foy (1910 - 1989)*
  Rose E. D'Amico Weber (1912 - 1997)*
  Anthony A. D'Amico (1914 - 2001)*
  Anna Mary D'Amico Serluco (1915 - 1976)*
  Rita Veronica D'Amico Huth (1918 - 2007)*
  Cecelia Ann D'Amico Mahone (1923 - 2000)*
  Agostino F.P. D'Amico (1869 - 1925)*
  Diego F. D'Amico (1873 - 1927)
  Francesco D'Amico (1878 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Saints Philip and James Cemetery
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Feb 09, 2013
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Diego F. Charles D'Amico
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Diego F. Charles D'Amico
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Diego F. Charles D'Amico
Added by: RandallF.
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