Pasquale (Patrick) Joseph Amore, 88 years old, of Indianapolis passed from this world on Good Friday, April 10, 2020 at 11:00 pm at Community North Hospital. He was a resident of The Forum at the Crossing.
He was preceded in death by his son, Angelo Amore; his mother and father, Pasqualina Lattanza and Angelo Amore; and his brother, Anthony Lorenzano.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Ann (Agresta) Amore of Indianapolis; son Chris (Kathy) Amore of Indianapolis, Sam (Kathy) Amore of Columbus, Ohio, Mario Amore of Marco Island, Florida, Gina (Chris) Miller of Union, Kentucky, Patrick Jr. (Christine) Amore of Carmel; 11 grandchildren; Nicole (Jesse Mindel), Lindsay, Megan (Josh Gropp), Michael (Michelle), John (Darby), Anthony, Erika, Andrew, Nicholas, Lexi and Anna; 4 great-grandchildren, Conner, Eli, Brynlee, and Avery Gropp; daughter-in-law Sally Amore; and sister-in-law Maria Lorenzano, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School class of 1950, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. He was an All State Wrestler and attended Purdue University on a wrestling scholarship. He was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War and spent 2 years in Germany. Pat spent his early career as a co-owner with his brother of Shorty’s Fairway Market for 18 years. He worked for General Motors (Allison) for 19 years. He was co-owner, with his wife, of Sunrise Golf Course in Carmel, Indiana for 25 years. He retired in October of 2013. He was a member of St. Pius X Parish, Knights of Columbus, and American Legion. He enjoyed playing golf with family and friends, engaging in a good craps game, spending time with his grandchildren, and relaxing and sunning at his Naples’ home.
Pat had a contagious laugh and a zest for life. You would see him with a spring in his step and a song in his heart often singing, humming, or whistling to whatever he was doing. He loved to dance, especially the jitterbug, up until he had heart issues in his late 70’s. He was a fighter, battling cancer for 18 years, and fought COVID-19 to the bitter end. He always had a big smile and kind words for those around him. He was a devout Catholic who prayed daily to the Blessed Mother.
His loving family will hold a virtual Catholic Mass soon and a burial at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery later this summer, with details to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Little Sisters of the Poor. Thank you to those who touched his life. His family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff who tirelessly cared for him during his most trying time. We look forward to sharing memories of Pat in the future.
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