Frank Salvador Amato went home Monday, November 5, 2012 surrounded by family and friends. He was 68. He was a New Orleans native and a resident of Walker, LA since Katrina. He was a 1961 graduate of St. Aloysius High School and earned both BS (1966) and MS (1968) degrees in civil engineering from Louisiana State University. He retired from Shell Oil Company then worked for Paragon Engineering Services, Inc. for 15 years before becoming a consultant through Cenergy. He was an officer in the Army National Guard.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rebecca Corkern Amato; one son, Frank Dominic Amato and wife, Brandie Troxler Amato; three grandchildren, Kyleigh Nevaeh Amato, Brennan Anthony Amato, and Frank Kenneth Amato; one brother, Michael Charles Amato and wife, Linda Mitchell Amato; nephews, Michael Charles Amato, Jr. and Mark Avery Amato; nieces Deborah Marie DeBarbieris and husband, Terry Joseph Pfister and Michelle Marie Amato and husband, Scott Matthew Olinger; great nephews and nieces, Brooke Elizabeth Olinger, Stephanie Ann Olinger, Matthew Michael Olinger, Scott John Olinger, Arielle Caroline Amato, Katherine Virginia Amato and Michael Charles Amato III; and great, great niece, Layla Lynn Louis-Olinger and a multitude of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dorothy Marks Amato and a niece, Marsha Lynn Amato.He was a season ticket holder of Saints and LSU football teams and an avid rider in Krewe of Endymion.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a funeral service in the Chapel of Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm. The visitation will begin at 11:30 am and continue until service time. Interment will follow at Metairie cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoencanalstreet.com