LARGO - Joseph John D'Amaro Jr., 67, of Largo, Fla., made his transition on Jan. 11, 2013.
He attended Juilliard School and played saxophone professionally.
He was an Army veteran and upon his return from Vietnam, graduated from Pace University in 1972. He had a Stock Brokerage and Tax Accounting business for 30 years in Largo.
He is survived by his fiancée, Connie Collins; sister, Joan DePergola; three daughters, Jennifer DeYoung (Steve), Tracy Reed (Danny), Aerica D'Amaro (Sherman Brown); and five grandchildren, Taylor Kelly, Hayden Reed, Cody and Hannah DeYoung, and Enzo Brown.
He was laid to rest Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Serenity Gardens, and Father Muldoon officiated. A memorial service followed with Aerica D'Amaro presenting his eulogy and the Rev. Ken Ahrens of Lake Placid officiating. Seventy guests attended from the Tampa Bay area.