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The Review
November 7, 1996

Dominic F. Amedeo, 79

EAST LIVERPOOL – Dominic F. Amedeo, 79, of Homestead Drive died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at home following a brief illness.

He was born in Chester Nov. 17, 1916, a son of the late Matteo and Philominia Letteri Amedeo. A lifelong resident of the Tri-State Area, he was a consultant for the state department of education, division of school finance, in the school management assistance section from March 1976 until his resignation in October 1996.

He was superintendent of East Liverpool schools from 1970-76, and was assistant superintendent from 1969-70. Earlier, he was a member of and chairman of the board of directors of Kent State-East Liverpool from 1968-69. He was principal at East Liverpool High School from 1968-69, Weir High School in Weirton from 1965-68 and Wells Junior High School in Newell from 1963-65. He was a teacher at Chester High School from 1947 to 1963, and served 16 years as coach of football, basketball and baseball.

He was the recipient of a Pacemaker Award, a national award, in 1967.
He served with the U. S. Army during World War II.

He graduated from Chester High School in 1936, and earned his bachelor’s degree in education at Kent State University in 1947. He earned his master’s degree at Kent State University in 1951. In the 1960’s he took postgraduate study at Kent State University, the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University.

A member and past president of the East Liverpool Rotary Club, he was a member of the St. Ann Catholic Church, American Association of School Administrators, Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine “Jay” Damanti Amedeo, whom he married May 5, 1943; a son, Mathew Amedeo of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Janet) Carter of Chester; a brother Anthony Amedeo of Chester; two sisters, Mrs. Maurice (Mary) Pasculle of Pittsburgh and Rose Rinaldi of Lincoln Park, Mich; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Amedeo and Frank Amedeo; a sister, Nora Petyak.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. George Balasko as celebrant. The Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will accord military honors graveside at Locust Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Arner Funeral Chapel from 7 to 9 tonight and form 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. A Wake service will be held at 2.

Contributed by BOB

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