Frank Amelio, a resident of Rye, N.Y. for over ten years, passed away on December 13, 2022. He was 77.
Born in White Plains, N.Y., on April 3, 1945, he was the son of Jennie (Intrieri) and Joseph Amelio, who had immigrated from Italy.
Frank was an independent thinker from a young age. After graduating from White Plains High School, class of 1963, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree from Columbia University as well as a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from the New School of Social Research.
After practicing as a Rehabilitation Counselor at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, he returned to his roots and opened an auto repair business. He ran Motorworks for over thirty years.
Mr. Amelio will be remembered for his altruistic nature and tireless giving to friend, family, stranger, or animal. He was a volunteer at Rockland State Psychiatric Hospital. He was also a softball coach for the Valley Cottage Indians and the organizer of the Weiss Renal Dialysis Annual Softball Game.
His heart and soul belonged to his family. He is survived by his two daughters, Lisa and Rebecca, who were his world; a grandson, Gabriel; and by his sister, Elsa Ferrari.
A celebration of Frank Amelio’s life was held at Graham Funeral Home in Rye.