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David Neil Amalfitano  

David Neil Amalfitano

July 3, 1948 –¬†December 3, 2013

David Neil Amalfitano, age 65, of New Castle, DE, passed away, on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 3, 1948, David was a son of the late Tony Amalfitano and Barbara S. Woodard Amalfitano. He made his career with the State of Delaware, and retired as the Physical Plant Superintendent of Emily P. Bissell Hospital.
A gregarious person by nature, David was loved by all who knew him. He was exceptionally creative and was a self-taught musician, who played several instruments and an avid photographer, specializing in weddings and portraits.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Anne Church Amalfitano; sons, David Anthony Amalfitano and Michael James Amalfitano (Anne); brothers, Dan Amalfitano (Kim) and Johnny Neel (Christine); grandchildren, Anna Grace Amalfitano, Matthew David Amalfitano, Leo David Amalfitano, Rhiannon Altair; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 10 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Delaware Kidney Fund, 1100 Lovering Avenue, Park Plaza, Suite 10-B, Wilmington, DE 19806.

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  1. Sheila Church Martin, December 6, 2013

    I love you with all of my heat. You always, always made everyone laugh in any situation. Heaven knows you left us with many wonderful and wonderfully funny memories. If there is a rock-n-roll heaven, heaven has a hellofa band and I am sure after you soicalize with all of your family members, you will be right there on the drums!

    God met you with open arms and I am most grateful after all you have been through, you are restig peacefully.

    I am going to miss you so very, very much.

    With all of my love and my heart. Rest in Peace Dave

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  2. Dawn Jablonski, December 6, 2013

    Anne, Dave, and Michael I am sorry to hear of your loss! I will always remember the times I had the pleasure of watching him perform. Another talented angel has arrived in heaven to look over you all! I will keep you all in my prayers these up coming weeks. Please let me know if you need anything!!!!

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  3. Chris Santore and family, December 7, 2013

    Our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow

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  4. Louise & Walt Gurczenski, December 8, 2013

    We’re so very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing..He was a great person to know. He will dearly missed..

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  5. Charisse Scully, December 8, 2013

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was always the gentle father figure to all of us when we were growing up. Second only to Uncle Tony. My thoughts and prayers are with Anne and the Amalfitano family. RIP Dave, you will be missed by all those that knew you.
    Charisse

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  6. Terry Fitzwater, December 8, 2013

    We were deeply saddened to hear of big Dave’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Anne,David and Michael during this difficult time. I have so many great memories, tagging along watching the band play. He was a wonderful person and will surely be missed.

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  7. Chrissy, December 8, 2013

    I was sorry to read that Dave had passed away. I remember him as a talented, sweet person with a great smile! I know the family will miss him dearly. He has gone much too soon. All my thoughts and prayers are with Anne and the Amalfitano family.
    Chrissy

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  8. Rhonda Stevens Bellak, December 8, 2013

    Dear Amalfitano Family,

    I met Dave many years ago as a friend of Johnny Neel…then I became a member of Dave and Johnny’s band, Internal Calm. Dave was the leader of our band and we all looked up to him and his dad, Tony. With Dave, Johnny, Danny and Bill, we performed at high school dances, on dinner boats, at the Dover Air Force Base and so on…..those were some of the best times of my life!!! I loved everyone in the band and enjoyed every minute spent with those wonderful guys!!! Thank you Dave……you added many years of happiness to my life! My thoughts ane prayers are with the Amalfitano family. Rhonda Stevens Bellak

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  9. joanne dileonardo lubach, December 9, 2013

    David, your mother and my mother were close friends from the early 50’s, so were our fathers, they always were telling us stories about your parents. i am so sorry to hear of your passing but now you will be with all of them. god bless you forever.

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  10. Lyn Doto & Bill Montgomery, December 9, 2013

    Dear Anne, We are so sad to learn that Dave has passed away. We loved working with him back on the 80s when he was a photographer for “Fine Times Magazine”! He was such a fun and nice guy! Our sympathy is with you and your family.

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  11. David Wham, December 10, 2013

    Very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Will always have fond memories of being with Johnny and his brothers, David, Bill, and Danny and spending time in their family home in the basement studio most of my teenage life. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

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  12. Lori Gula Morris, August 6, 2014

    Anne…I have been looking for you for on & off since 1993, when Joe & I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary…I’m so sorry to hear that Dave passed last December…I so want to get in contact with you to catch up and reminisce about old times…Joe & I have moved back to Wilmington from Texas in May…please use the email address above to contact me soon…Regards.
    Lori Gula Morris

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