Frederick 'Fred' A.'s Story
Frederick 'Fred' A. Amendola, age 68, of Lititz, PA, passed away peacefully after a long struggle with heart disease, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in Rehoboth Beach, DE. He was born on May 31, 1949 in Niagara Falls, NY, son of the late Alphonse and Evelyn (Ripple) Amendola.
Fred graduated from Bishop Duffy in Niagara Falls, NY, Class of 1967. He attended the University of Buffalo where he received his bachelor's degree in engineering. He most recently worked as a project manager at R.R. Donnelley in Lancaster, PA for 19 years.
Fred was known for being a talented, performing musician on his guitar and pedal steel guitar, having performed in Western New York, Nashville, Virginia, and all over the Lancaster, PA area. Fred enjoyed mentoring many musicians, as well as publishing transcriptions for well-known musicians.
Fred is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Lynn (Rannalli) Amendola of Lititz, PA; his daughter, Sarah Amendola of Martinsburg, WV; his sister, Christine (Amendola) Ingram of Somerset, NJ; his cousins, John Amendola and wife, Judy, of Las Vegas, NV, Barbara Holka, Richard Soluri; and other family members of Niagara Falls, NY and Hazleton, PA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Parish at St. Joseph's Church, 1413 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY. Entombment will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Fred's name to: Gift of Life Family House, 401 Callowhill Street; Philadelphia, PA 19123, or giftoflifefamilyhouse.org. Local arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for guest register.
Published on September 24, 2017