JOSEPH DiAMICIS

Joseph J. "Little Joe" DiAmicis Age 78 died June 25, 2003 at Manor Care in Wilmington, DE.

Mr. DiAmicis was reared and educated in Marcus Hook, PA and lived both in Chester and Ridley Park, PA for several years before moving to Wilmington in 1967. Mr. DiAmicis was active in football and baseball, playing in the semiprofessional leagues in Marcus Hook. He worked for the BP Oil Co. in Trainer, PA for more than 40 years before retirement. He was a member of the Retired Oil Workers, the Del-Vets, and he was a founding member of the Church of the Holy Child in Wilmington, DE. He served in the United States Navy during WWII in the South Pacific , where he received a Purple Heart, enlisting just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Joe was the son of the late Joseph and Rose DeFrancisco DiAmicis; husband of the late Kathleen McLaughlin DiAmicis, who died in 1997; and brother of the late Mary DiSimone and Edith Jones. Survivors include 4 sons, Joseph DiAmicis, Henry DiAmicis, James DiAmicis and Stephen DiAmicis, all of Wilmington; and 3 daughters, Kathleen Nespoli of Claymont and Elizabeth Conte and Maureen Castellani, both of Wilmington. Other survivors include 1 brother, John DiAmicis of Wallingford, PA; 1 sister, Algine DeVico of Eddystone, PA; 22 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

Internment at Lawn Croft Cemetery in Linwood, PA.