Frank Amorosi passed away peacefully at his home at Park Place in Elmhurst, IL on June 3rd, 2018. Frank’s battle with cancer and Parkinson’s over the past 2 years has finally ended.
Frank was born to Peter and Rose Amorosi in Melrose Park, IL on October 3rd, 1930. Both of his parents had immigrated to the US from Italy. He married Angela Marino in 1956 and they had one daughter, Lisa Joy Amorosi (Quick) born in 1958.
Frank graduated from Proviso East High School (Maywood, IL) in 1948. After high school, he attended the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, IL. He proudly served in the Navy from 1951-1955 and was a Korean War Veteran. He was a member of the Navy Band where he played for many Admirals and Generals. He formed “Frank Amorosi Orchestra LTD” in 1962. His career spanned over a 50-year period. During that time, his orchestra performed for many private and corporate events, including playing for President Lyndon B. Johnson. His piano playing brought happiness as well as inspiration to so many people.
Frank was also an avid cyclist. He belonged to the Elmhurst Bicycle Club as well as the San Diego Bicycle Club. One year he cycled over 10,000 miles. Walking was also a part of his daily activities, especially when it involved walking his Basset Hounds.
Frank loved to spend time with his family and friends on a daily basis. He enjoyed antiquing and collecting various musical instruments. Frank loved to travel to Italy as well as to other countries in Europe. In retirement, Frank enjoyed many years of cycling with friends in Illinois and California. He had an amazing collection of bicycles for any type of riding. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
His parents, Peter Amorosi and Rose Surico Amorosi, preceded Frank in death. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Angela Marino Amorosi (Elmhurst, IL), his daughter Lisa Amorosi Quick and Jerald Quick (Springfield, IL), his granddaughters Ashley Maria Quick (Glen Ellyn, IL), Colleen Quick Mitchell and Cameron (Satellite Beach, FL), by his sister Rosemarie Sarno (Geneva, IL), his sisters-in-law, Mary Anne Rossi Marino (San Diego, CA), and Nancy Zochert Marino (Tucson, AZ) as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at Park Place of Elmhurst, 1050 S. Euclid Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126 at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 14, 2018. Refreshments will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Amigos en Cristo, P.O. Box 1225, Springfield, IL 62705 (Donations will go towards the music and art center in Juarez, Mexico in Frank’s memory) or Providence Health Care Hospice, 18601 N. Creek Dr., Tinley Park, IL 60477. Arrangements by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Info 630-834-3515 or www.ahlgrim.com hide