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Army Col. George O. D’Amico, retired businessman

Aug. 21, 1937 – March 27, 2015

Retired Army Col. George O. D’Amico of Clarence, a retired business owner, died Tuesday in Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a short illness. He was 77.

Born in Buffalo, he graduated from East High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Canisius College in 1959, where he was a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

From 1959 to 1961, he served in the U.S. Army infantry, thereafter, he became a member of the Army Reserves. After 35 years of military service, he retired as a colonel in 1994. He was recipient of numerous awards and medals, including the Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.

Mr. D’Amico was owner and operator of D’Amico’s Bowling Displays, which supplied bowling centers in the Northeast. His late father, Louis A. D’Amico founded the company, located in the East Lovejoy area. After his father’s retirement, the company moved to Sheridan Drive in Clarence, where he continued to operate it until 1996.

Mr. D’Amico was president of the Rotary Club of Clarence and Clarence Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed travel, sports, reading and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, the former MaryAnn Kaminski; a daughter, Eileen Herbert; two sons, David and John; a sister, Audrey Daigler; and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville.

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