The year 1985 was a time of mixed blessings the world over. While AIDS became an epidemic, headlines of the day included hijackings, car bombings and fatal airline disasters. Hope was on the horizon as the Live Aid concert, “We Are The World” raised over 283 million dollars for famine relief in Ethiopia. Big hair was in, and compact discs were first introduced when Care Bears and Nintendo came on the scene to the delight of children everywhere. A most noteworthy event in the lives of Antonio and Sylvia (Malacara) Amaro during this time was the January 17, 1985 birth of their son, Antonio Arturo Amaro Jr.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Antonio grew up alongside his siblings, Ricardo, Jennifer, Davina, Estrella and Melissa. Memorable times were also shared with his many cousins, and times spent together as a family with his aunts and uncles.
Antonio enjoyed a typical childhood for the times surrounded not only by family, but as he grew older, many friends. Like many young boys, he found his share of mischief, but Antonio had a good heart. He attended the local schools, and although he never completed his formal education, he had the foresight to earn his GED for which he was proud.
Marriage never came to be to Antonio, but he loved being a father to his two precious children, Analyssa Amaro and Antonio A. Diaz-Amaro. There never seemed to be enough time to spend with them as he would have liked, but they were always on his mind. The times they enjoyed together will be forever cherished. Antonio was employed as a general laborer with various restaurants in the Milwaukee area. When he worked, he gave it his all, and tried to do the best he knew how.
Many are given years to live their lives to the fullest. Even though the years of Antonio’s life were few in number, he was a beloved son, father, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to those that meant so much to him. Gone but never to be forgotten, Antonio’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
At the age of 28, Antonio Arturo Amaro Jr. was called home on Thursday, October 3, 2013. He is survived by his two children, Analyssa K. Amaro and Antonio A. Diaz-Amaro; parents, Sylvia Amaro (nee Malacara) and Antonio Amaro; brother, Ricardo M. Malacara (Iris Cruz); sisters, Jennifer, Davina, Estrella and Melissa Gould. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Family and friends will gather at Christian Faith Fellowship 724 W. Layton Blvd (S. 27th Street) on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM until time of his Memorial Service at 2:30 PM. A continued celebration of Antonio’s life will follow the service with food and refreshments. If desired, memorial contributions for final expenses can be made to Sylvia Amaro 905 South 18th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204. Antonio’s family is being served by the Suminski Family Funeral Home. To share a favorite memory and photo of him and to sign his online guest book, please visit www.lifestorynet.com.