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Jerry Anthony D'Amico

February 8, 1949 June 1, 2019
Jerry Anthony D'Amico
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Jerry Anthony D’Amico was born on February 8, 1949 in Glendale, California and died on June 1, 2019 in Spokane, Washington. He joined the Air Force and went off to Vietnam with his generation in 1969 and developed the film the reconnaissance air craft brought back. On his return he got married and had two children. When his marriage ended he moved around in Utah - to Cedar City, Bryan Head and finally Salt Lake City. While he tried his hand at many things, he settled on cooking and became Jerry the Pirate Chef.

Jerry was my friend for over thirty years thru thick and thin. He was the human being in my life who taught me about unconditional love. We traipsed all over Utah, Montana, and Wyoming. Thru Yellowstone in his beloved Miata and then in a mad dash thru Montana to see if it was a good place to live. We chose Spokane.

With his diagnosis of liver cancer his world became smaller and smaller but he continued to listen to Jazz and watch movies and joke and laugh. With the wonderful help of the people at Hospice House of Spokane he was able to maintain his mind and body so long that his six month hospice prescription had to be renewed. His last couple of days were spent without pain and in very little discomfort, exactly the way he wanted to exit.

He is survived by his daughter Kerensa Daria Eaton, his son Antony Gene Smith, his former wife Deborah Robinson-Smith, his sister Bobbie Rochelle Ahern, and me, his BFF, Shannon Chrysler.

His Celebration of Life will happen this fall, if you would like to attend please send an email to
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