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JOSEPH MICHAEL AMATO It is with deep sorrow that we announce that on November 1, 2020, Joseph Michael Amato was called home to Heaven, at the age of 59. He was a loving husband of 20 years to Georgette Amato, father to 4 beautiful girls (Angela, Amanda, Kelly & Jennifer) and Grandfather to 11 amazing children (Michael, Addyson, Jaden, Aubrey, Karliah, Alexis, Kassandra, Myranda, Austyn, Jaymes and Jennavay). He is also survived by his Mother, Joan and his 4 siblings (Tony (Vynne) , Debbie, Cheryl Shannon and (Tom) & Gina) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joe was born in Elgin, Illinois on September 22, 1961 and graduated from Valley High School in 1979. Joe played baseball from a young age and through high school. He was an avid motocross rider and loved spending time outdoors. He was a licensed massage therapist who worked at Caesars Palace for over 20 years and The Orleans Hotel & Casino. He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile and had the most generous and compassionate spirit. He also loved music and listening to his brother perform in the presence of his immense family. He will be forever missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held on November 24, 2020 at 4pm. Located at the Palm Mortuary & Cemetery, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123. Flowers or donations can be sent to his wife, Georgette Amato, and delivered to 4620 Green Diamond Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89118.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Nov. 18, 2020.
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November 25, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Nancy Bullen
November 21, 2020
I only knew Joe for a couple years in the mid 80’s when we met through mutual friends and softball. Though our acquaintance was short lived, I’ve never forgotten him somehow. He was loved by his old friends and had a spirit that drew new ones to him. My sincere condolences and best wishes to all his family and friends.
Michael Stacy
November 21, 2020
Joe was so special to the family. He will always be in our hearts. We wish we could be there to share our love and memories with all the family.
Uncle (IKE) Frank Amato & Aunt Cathy Amato
November 20, 2020
joe is a good friend of forty years we had lots of football games in the park on sundays with all the neighborhood friends , there was kappa sigma parties just across Russell rd in high school those were always fun . Joe was also a security bouncer for the band sinister . We went to all the concerts at the Alladin n convention center those were the best .I still have a poster of Jim I Hendrix joe gave me I lost the Led Zeppelin one ,we didn’t see them in concert Through the years we enjoyed going to big boxing matches at CEASARS as well as Sliver slipper . Joe is a 3 times golden glove winner an made it to Jr Olympic boxing .Some nights a lot of night we hang out front of his Clydesdale st house n chill those nights were always interesting different friends would show up . So recently we connected on Fb n played brain teasers n crossword games he was brilliant I couldn’t win a game but I played just the same for fun with a great friend ! The friend everyone wishes to have !!
My sympathy n condolences to his wife n kids
Alvarado Thomas
November 20, 2020
So thankful for my visit out to see you, makes me smile such happy memories. You will be a missing piece apart of our families hearts. My strength, love, to everyone who loved him.
Stephanie gibbons
November 20, 2020
JOE IS A GREAT FRIEND an PERSON. It’s been a few years since we seen each other but played lots of brain teaser n crossword games via or phones , I couldn’t win a game very brilliant man . Forty years + years of friendship had ALOT fun times playing football at the park every Sunday ,was the best , lots of parties as well, we often sat out front of his Clydesdale st house at night n chilled with a few beer as the years went on, lots of great times an memories for sure , But the best times were FIGHT NIGHTS at CEASARS PALACE an SLIVER SLIPPER JOE IS 3 TIME GOLDEN GLOVE CHAMPION AS WELL AS JR OLYMPIC TRIAL FIGHTER !! JOE WON ALOT FIGHTS !!

Thomas Alvarado
November 19, 2020
My Dad was TRULY one of a kind. He loved his family with all his heart and would do ANYTHING to protect them.He was a great dad. He loved being a grandpa loved playing around with kids... He loved when his wife would cook and bake him food.. His laugh was one of a kind.. The world has lost a great man but heaven has gotten a great Angel... We love you dad and miss you like crazy... Keep watching over us

R.i.p Dad
Love always and Forever
Kelly "Kel"
November 19, 2020
Joey you were such a great friend for over 40 years with a heart of gold. Heaven definitely got a beautiful soul . You will me missed by so many but never forgotten.
Kelly pearce
November 18, 2020
Losing my father was the only fear I had in life. He was my best friend. He never turned his back on me when I had no one else he was there. A piece of me left with him that day. The world is less brighter.
Love you dad
Amanda amato
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