Joseph Richard Amato, 80, of New Cumberland, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wed, May 22, 2019, at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital.
An Army veteran, he retired as a Quality Control Engineer for Cerro Metal in Bellefonte. A graduate of Easton High School, he received his BS from Lafayette College.
Born in Easton on June 15, 1938, he was the son of the late Phillip and Ruth (Frey) Amato. He was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Amato.
A dedicated family man, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann M. (Zorbas) Amato; two sons and their wives, Phillip C. and Carol Amato of Spring City, Joseph P. and Denise Amato of New Cumberland; a daughter, Jean Amato of Brooklyn; two sisters, Beatrice Guadagnino of Deerfield Beach, FL and Patricia Romano of Tavares, FL. He was also deeply loved by seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and fifteen nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland, with the Rev. Michael McFadden as Celebrant. Committal liturgy and burial at Gethsemane Cemetery, Palmer Township will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 30.
Friends and family will be received 9:30 – 10:30 AM Wednesday at the Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1300 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA 17070. For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.parthemore.com.