Damico, Anthony “Tony”,70, Passed away on Sat. May 20, 2017. Beloved husband of Elythe (Rowan) for 6 years and the late Cathy (Sells) for 17 years; son of the late Carlo Sr. and Pauline (Intravia) Damico; devoted father of Tony (Deanne) Damico, Lisa Damico (Jamie Lovins) , Angie (Colin) Peeler; step-father of Josh (Esmy) Rowan and Seamus Rowan; brother of Mike (Susan), Carlo Jr. (Jan) and Larry (Cathy); He was the proud Gramps of Emily, A.J., Caroline, J.T., Joe, Michael, Jacob, Nora and Seamus; dear uncle, great uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many.
Tony retired from Philip Morris after a successful 32 year career in a number of roles from sales representative to area manager. He was loved and respected by his colleagues and clients. He retired at age 57 to spend more time with family and friends.
In retirement, he loved to play golf, fish and read the daily newspaper. He was always on the look out for the best deal on any purchase (cars, clothes, groceries) and was a shrewd negotiator. Tony was a great cook. He learned many of the favorite family recipes from his mother and became a master at them. His meals were always a big highlight for the entire family. He was always available to help his children and grandchildren with whatever they needed.
He was a 10 year survivor of throat cancer and fought very hard to overcome a number of life threatening setbacks related to his treatment. He was tough as nails and was a shining example for the entire family of how to deal with challenges and overcome adversity.
Services: Vis. 4-8PM Wed. 5/24/17 from Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. St. Charles, MO 63304; Funeral: 11am Thurs. 5/25/17 Sunrise UMC 7116 Twin Chimneys Blvd (O’Fallon.) Interment: 12pm Fri. 5/26/17, Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65202.
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 11:00 am -
Sunrise United Methodist Church
Address:7116 Twin Chimneys Blvd, O'Fallon, MO, 63368
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm -
Memorial Park Cemetery - Columbia, MO