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C. Richard Amo

August 6, 2017

C. Richard AmoC. Richard Amo, 78, of Lazy Acres, Cape Vincent, passed away on August 6, 2017 in the emergency room of River Hospital after being stricken at his home. Calling hours will be on Wednesday August 9th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. 320 John Street, Clayton. The funeral and burial at Clayton Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. A celebration of Life will be held on Thursday August 10, 2017 at the Roxy Hotel at 1:00 pm with Mother Nancy C. Betz, officiating. Contributions may be made in his name to a charity of one's choice.

Mr. Amo was born in Watertown on January 9, 1939, the son of Charles Henry and Geraldine Bishop Amo. He graduated from Cape Vincent High School in 1957, and had been a member of the National Guard Reserves. He married Mary Lou Brigham on April 8, 1961 at Christ Episcopal Church in Clayton. He was a salesman for Alheim Brothers, Watertown and Gray's Wholesale, Inc., Clayton. Dick then was co-owner of the B & D Convenience Store and the Kleen-it Center, both in Clayton.

A member of Christ Episcopal Church, a former member of the Clayton Lions Club, the Thousand Islands School Board member, he enjoyed reading and golf, and the couple had wintered in Surfside Beach, South Carolina for a number of years.

Dick is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou; his daughter, Shayne M. and her husband Paul Robbins; his son, Shannon D. and his wife, Jill Amo; four grandchildren, Cameron E. and Alleigh M. Robbins, Madyson L. and Kennady M. Amo, all of Cape Vincent; his brother William and his wife Marianne Amo, Conn; and a niece, a nephew and cousins.

Online condolences can be made to www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#29 Bill Sutton 2017-08-24 07:31
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
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#28 Marian and Dudley Da 2017-08-23 11:51
Mary Lou and Family: We will miss Dick's warm smile and his gentlemanly manner. Please accept our condolences and love. We will remember Dick always fondly. He was a very good man.
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#27 Kim Johnston 2017-08-10 06:36
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Amo/Robbins Families. Mr Amo was my very first employer. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many.
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#26 Linda Paventi 2017-08-10 04:28
Shayne and Shannon and families my sympathies to all. Your father and grandfather was seen at many of all of your events in and out of school functions and will be missed by many. It's very difficult to loose a parent so stay strong and remember all you did for him.
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#25 Ray Robinson Sr 2017-08-09 13:13
Our thoughts and prayers go to the Amo family. Dick was one of the nicest guys i had ever met.
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#24 Justin/Deb Taylor 2017-08-09 09:05
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
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#23 Maureen OConnor 2017-08-09 08:24
One of the friendliest people I met when I first came to Clayton; I STILL miss the B&D! Prayers to all the family.
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#22 Jane,Gordon Thompson 2017-08-09 07:07
Mary Lou,two people from South Carolina, Jane & Gordon Thompson, send our prayers and condolences.I will always remember the weird stories Dick told me about his weekly poker games . Dick made me laugh. My wife Jane and myself are "blessed" to have known Dick.
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#21 Sally Switzer 2017-08-09 04:02
Mary Lou and family, sorry for your loss. I will always remember Dick for being such a pleasant person and his warm smile.
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#20 Jon & Jant Burrows 2017-08-09 00:41
Such a gracious, engaging person. Sorely missed but oh so thankful he was in our lives!! Thanks for sharing him wiht our great communities. Blessings to you all.
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