Louis J. Amici, 69, husband of Maryann E. (Roth) Amici, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Sunday evening, December 4, 2016 in Paoli Hospital after suffering a stroke at home.
Born on December 3, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Louis J., Sr. and Marie C. (Levine) Amici.
In 1969, Lou began his teaching career at Bishop Kenrick High School in Norristown. From 1982 to 1993 he was the Dean of Students at St. Pius X High School in Pottstown. He went back to teaching and chaired the Language Department at Kennedy-Kenrick High School from 1993 to 2010. Most recently Lou served as a clerk in the Chester County Prothonotary Office.
Lou was known to have a passion for many things in his life, especially music. He loved the Mummers and participated in the parade when he was 7 years old. From the time he was 11 he attended every parade until 1987 when he began to march in it. He marched with Duffy String Band, Greater Overbrook String Band, and Greater Kensington String Band, and he also held administrative roles over the years. He was a Charter Member of the Philadelphia Mummers Museum.
Lou loved to sing. He cantored Masses at St. Ann's, Holy Trinity and St. Joseph Churches and sang regularly at Norristown State Hospital. He also served as Lector and Eucharistic Minister.
Lou was involved in Politics and served on the Phoenixville Republican Committee, and for 12 years he served on Phoenixville Borough Council.
He was a member of Men of Malvern, where he attended retreats for many years. He was a member of Friendship Fire Company in Phoenixville, and a member of the Association of Catholic Teachers.
Surviving in addition to his wife are,
son, Louis J. Amici, III,
daughter, Maryann and husband Ron P. Swegman,
son, Christopher W. and wife Jill Amici,
son, Thomas A. and wife Ashley Amici,
Christopher A. Amici,
Alexandria G. Amici,
Joseph W. Amici,
Myah R. Amici,
brothers and sisters,
Mary Jo Amici,
He was preceded in death by brothers, Michael Amici, Andrew Amici and sister, Dona Amici Donnelly.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA, on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:00 am.
Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Phoenixville, PA.
A viewing will be held on Thursday evening in the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home, 517 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and in church on Friday morning from 9:45 am to 10:45 am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to enable the Greater Kensington String Band serve and teach music to those in our community, may be made payable to GKSB Enterprises, Inc., 7235 Edmund Street, Philadelphia, PA 19135, or to Mom's House, 145 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460, or to St. Joseph Catholic Church.
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