Obituary for Anthony “Tony” Damico

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Anthony “Tony” Damico

September 9, 1946 - May 20, 2017

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.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Sunrise United Methodist Church


7116 Twin Chimneys Blvd, O'Fallon, MO, 63368

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 26, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm -

Memorial Park Cemetery - Columbia, MO


1217 Business Loop 70W
Columbia, MO 65202

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Born: September 9, 1946
Died: May 20, 2017

Condolences for Anthony “Tony” Damico

Kate Gould-Hensel posted on5/27/17

I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Tony for ten years. He was a great person. He was a wonderful person and loved by so many people.


Robert P. Anzalone posted on5/23/17

Is this the same Tony Damico that service in the 138th Infantry Mo Army National Guard? Is so, I remember him as a fun loving guy that served with me in the same Recon platoon. We had many times with him and others that made the journey worthwhile. Wish there was a picture. Rest in Peace, Tony. I remember you for sure. Bob Anzalone


Boots Emahiser posted on5/23/17

Isaw the name and had good memories of the Damico' has been at least 60 years,but the memories are good.Your parents and mine were friends at school and visited back and forth when we were all young.i offer my condolences on the passing of Tony.BE at peace.


Gabi Gevers posted on5/22/17

Elythe, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you through this difficult time, and I will keep you in my prayers.


Chris Schiller posted on5/21/17

Tony, Lisa, Angie please accept my condolences on the passing of your dad. "Uncle" Tony was a generous caring man and I have fond memories of him from many times in my life, especially from that one year I spent in Columbia with Michael. Your dad was always there for a free meal for Mike and I and a ride back home if we needed it. His smile and laughter were infectious. I pray for God's comfort to you and your family and Godspeed to Tony. I know that Nan and Gramps are welcoming him home. He's in God's house now, whole and happy.