Mr. Salvatore A. D'Amico

  • Born: August 31, 1982
  • Died: January 8, 2018
  • Location: Frankfort, Illinois

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

65 Old Frankfort Way
P.O. Box 1031
Frankfort, IL 60423

Tel. (815) 806-2225

Tribute & Message From The Family

Salvatore A. D'Amico
Age 35, a resident of Frankfort, IL. passed away suddenly on Monday, January 8, 2018. Adoring father of Gianna Marie D'Amico; loving significant other of Heather Smith; beloved son of Anita (Randall) Eichmann and Salvatore A. D'Amico; treasured grandson of Marietta and the late Bill Hays and Maryann and the late Salvatore D'Amico and William and Ruth Eichmann; dear brother of Randall Jr. and Isabella Eichmann; cherished great-nephew of Anna (Richard) Loesch; he is also survived by numerous dear aunts, uncles, and cousins. Salvatore was a die-hard Chicago Blackhawk's and Chicago White Sox fan. He enjoyed listening to music and spending time with his beloved daughter. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 3-9 PM. Funeral service Saturday, January 13, 2018 with chapel prayers at 9:30 AM to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423 for a 10:00 AM mass of Christian Burial. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth, IL. Info or 815-806-2225.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dearest Sal,

A year ago today was the worst day of my life. I will never forget the texts I got from your mom not making sense then calling nana no answer then aunt Anna and hearing her voice telling me you died. That sentence plays in my mind over everyday and me falling to the floor screaming and actually later realizing I hung up on her. I only remember screaming it's ok I will wake up soon. Thank God Kelsey was with me that day or I would have been alone with the baby. The screams and the begging I had with God that day and many days after will always resonate in my mind. At that point I didn't think I would make it till the next day, now a year later I am still trying to survive losing you. Jesus Sal, I pray for you and to you every day. I miss you so much I could die. I would love to see you shaking your finger in my face making me laugh and telling me I was wrong. You putting your hands on my face and telling me it's ok just breath. The undying love we will always have for each other even in death is unbreakable. I feel so alone but I know I am so blessed with our daughter but without you it's so hard. Being an only parent is something very few people can understand. My faith which was always strong is weakened as I put my heartache aside and I look at Gianna. She is our angel how can she deserve for her father not to be here. This time of year is hard enough but without you it's unbearable. Please pray for me as I pray for you. I will love you always and miss you everyday for the rest of my life here. I hope you are smiling down on us and it is true that the time you spend without us for you only feels like a second. Thank you for watching over me and our baby and always making me feel that you are right here with us.

Love you more,

Posted by Heather Smith - Frankfort, IL - Significant Other   January 08, 2019

Dear Sal,

Happy Thanksgiving in heaven. I can't believe we have to spend this holiday season without you physically with us. We miss and love you dearly. Everyday that passes just brings us closer to the day we will be together again. I can't believe I have survived this long without you. The moment I knew you left us will never stop repeating in my mind. I know thanksgiving is the time to give thanks. I want to thank you for giving me the best gift in the world, our daughter Gianna. She's our miracle. I want to thank you for coming in to my life and through the years teaching me so much especially about what is meant to love unconditionally. You made me in to the person I am today and a better mother to our daughter. Sending my love to you in heaven.

Love always,

Posted by Heather Smith - Frankfort, IL - Significant Other   November 21, 2018

Happy Birthday Sal,

I can't believe it's already your birthday. With our birthdays only a week apart I honestly don't want to ever celebrate alone. This has been the hardest 8 months of my life without you. I am still in shock, I always feel like you are going to come walking through the door. Gianna and I love and miss you more than I could ever put in to words. I pray for you everyday that you are in a happy place and at peace. I know you are hear with us often and I thank you for that. Feeling your presence around me gives me the strength to carry on for our daughter. I miss you so much. I know that our lives here are only a moment in eternity but I hope it goes by quickly so we could all be together again. Hope you are having a party today with everyone already in heaven and smiling down on us. We love you always!

Heather & Gianna

Posted by Hearher Smith - Frankfort, IL - Significant Other   August 31, 2018

My Dearest Salvatore,

6 months ago our worlds changed forever. That minute when I knew you left us will never leave my mind for the rest of my life here. Sal we miss you more than words can describe. I long to see your face, to hear your voice, and hold you once again. I wake up each morning to look for you next to me only to find an empty space. Gianna misses you so much as does everyone else. The way you would light up a room with your humor and your gift for always making everyone feel special. We miss you more each day but you would be so proud of how your family embraces our daughter. She is so blessed to have all the love in the world and anything she could ever want. It will never replace the void of you not being here physically with us but it will help give her comfort. Your memory will never fade in our hearts. I hope you are with us each day as we feel. I hope you know how much I loved you and always will. Rest easy my love, as the day will come where we are all together again.

Love always,

Posted by Heather Smith - Frankfort, IL - Significant Other   July 08, 2018

Dear Dada,

Mommy and I miss you so much. We love you so much and talk about you everyday. Thanks for always taking care of me. I know you are my guardian angel. Mommy says I am doing great and it's all because of you. We love you so much.

Love always,

Posted by Gianna D'Amico - Frankfort, IL - Daughter   July 08, 2018

Dearest Sal,

Happy Father's Day! We love and miss you so much. I can't believe you are not here with us. This is the heart break I will never get over. I don't know when or if this is every going to get easier but I pray for and to you everyday. I know you are with us, I know you are moving mountains for Gianna up there. She is improving so much! She still looks for you everywhere we go. It takes my breath away knowing she will never physically have you again. So many people dream to have a father that loves them so much. You were a Dad like no other. You adored our little girl and I will make sure she never forgets that. I hope you are happy on the other side. I pray you are filled with all the love, peace, and happiness you could ever want. I hope you like the collage I made for your grave today. I will always love you.

Love always,

Posted by Heather Smith - Frankfort, IL - Significant Other   June 17, 2018

I did not know Salvatore, but I knew his father and his aunts. Please accept my condolences

Posted by Peter Rinaldi - Oak Forest, IL - friend   June 13, 2018

Dearest Sal,

I miss you so much. Mother's Day weekend, it's so hard. I know we only had 2 Mother's Day with Gianna but thinking about not waking up with you making me sleep in. Not having the card this year with you tracing her hand saying how much you guys love me, makes me want to die. I am trying so hard to give her so much love to make up for you not being here. It's not the same, we need you and we miss you so much everyday. I don't know if or when this is ever going to get easier. It's been 4 months and I still think about you from the minute I wake up till the minute I fall asleep until I meet you in my dreams. I hope you are at peace. I hope you know how much you were unconditionally loved by me and your entire family. I hope it's you that is here that I feel each day and that Gianna sees when she wakes up from her nap each day. The love we had was once in a lifetime. We knew things about each other that no one else will ever know. You are and will always be the love of my life, and I thank you for giving me the strength to be who I am today. I know we weren't perfect but we both always knew no matter what we said or fought, our love was something we would had never felt before or feel again. I love you more as we always said and still pray that I wake up and it's just one of my bad dreams. I can't wait to hold you in my arms again soon.

Love always,

Posted by Heather Smith - Frankfort, IL - Significant Other   May 11, 2018

Sal, I still cant believe your gone. So much left unsaid and you have made me think so differently about life. The more it sinks in the more my heart breaks for your family, Heather and Gianna. You were my dearest friend for a long time and Ill never be able to explain our friendship and time that we spent together to anyone, because it was so unique. We faced some tough challenges and knowing I cant talk to you will hurt forever.

Posted by - Chicago, IL - friend   April 02, 2018

Dear Sal,

Tonight as I color eggs alone with Gianna and I get everything ready to be the Easter bunny alone, it hits me once again it will always be this way. Just Gianna and I without you. This isn't temporary, nothing can possibly change but forever. I am broken. I think about you from the minute I wake up till the minute until I fall asleep then I meet you in my dreams. Our daughter misses you more than I can bare. She doesn't sleep and is always looking for you. I show her pictures and videos constantly but she wants her Dada. The undying love between you and Gianna is something that cannot be replaced. I miss your smile, the way you could always make me laugh, and the way in any situation you could make me relax and always know that it will get better. Since you have been gone I feel like I can't breathe. I give it my all to make it through each day and be the best I can be for our daughter. How do I continue on without you? How do I raise our daughter alone knowing that she had a father unlike many that would have given her the world. I feel you with us all the time. Just when I think I just can't take anymore, I feel like you step in steady my hand and make everything a little bit easier. We miss you so much and I hope you are at peace and full of happiness. We can't wait to see you again sometime soon.

Love always,
Heather & Gianna

Posted by Heather Smith - Frankfort, IL - Significant Other   March 31, 2018

I am so sorry. I didn't know Sal but I knew his aunts and father many years ago. Please Accept my condolences

Posted by Peter Rinaldi - Oak Forest, IL - friend   March 28, 2018

I didn't know Sal, but I knew his aunts and uncle from many years ago

Posted by Peter Rinaldi - Oak Forest, IL - friend   March 28, 2018

Mi dispiace. I am so so sorry. I didn't know Sal, but I knew his aunts and uncle. Please accept my condolences.

Posted by Peter Renardo (Rinaldi) - Oak Forest, IL - Friend   March 26, 2018

My Dear Sal - we have but a short time on this earth. You hugs, that never ended and my occasional texts " I love you Aunt Reets' will be so so missed. Your infectious smile and laughter will be missed always. I love you far more than you could have ever realized.

All My Love,
Aunt Reetz

Posted by Rita Czapla - Carpentersville, IL - Family   January 13, 2018

Dearest Anita,
I'm so sorry and so heartbroken for your loss of
Your son, Sal. I always remember what a cute boy he was. If you need anything please don't hesitate. My prayers are with you and your whole family at this hard time. Kathy Connolly (Andrews)

Posted by Kathy Connolly - Attica, IN - Friend   January 12, 2018

Dear Sal,
Gentle giant, light of my life. I will truly miss you every day of my life but when I look into Baby Gianna's eyes I will see always. Much love Grandmother Marietta

Posted by Marietta Hays - Frankfort, IL   January 12, 2018

So sorry to hear of the loss of Sal. He will be dearly missed by everyone. RIP Sal.

Posted by Barb & Joe Monaco - Homer Glen, IL   January 12, 2018

Dear Anita, Salvatore and Gianna we are so sorry to hear of your loss and offer our deepest condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. Matthew 5:4

Posted by David and Althea    January 12, 2018

To my son Salvatore - where do I begin? How do I tell the story of a little boy who was loved by all? It is the eve of your wake at the age of 35 and I cannot bare the thought of having lost you. How do I exist in a world without my son? I will relive the pain, sadness, heartbreak and disbelief of that one phone call that has changed the rest of my life. You will always hold a special place in my heart as the first child and it was only you for 15 years. We had so many good times. You have a big heart, an undeniable wit , and the god given talent of making everyone around you smile and laugh. I loved our shared interest of music as music soothes the soul. You had deep love for your family as we had for you, especially our blessing Gianna Marie. I will make it my life's work to make sure she will always feel loved and to let her know how much her Da Da loves her. We will never be truly parted from one another - for Love breathes Life- even, in death. You have gone to where we cannot follow, until we finish out the rest of our days. Love is the only thing known to man to even make it possible to survive this. No mother should ever have to bury her child. I find comfort in knowing you my son -have seen the face of Jesus and you are now at peace. It is I who is now lost and will hold on to my faith more than ever before. I love you Salvatore Anthony D'Amico! You have blessed me with 35 years of your presence and love. You have brought so much happiness into all of our lives. Until we meet again.
My eternal love - Mom❤

Posted by Anita Eichmann - Frankfort, IL - Mother   January 12, 2018

So very, very, sorry to hear about this. Although I've never personally met Salvatore, it is a loss close to my heart as he is the son of my first cousin Anita and grandson of my uncle Bill Hays. My mother was Bill's sister, Beverly.

Sending prayers and condolences for the entire D'Amico family during such a difficult time.

Tammy (Arment) Light
daughter of Beverly (Hays) Arment

Posted by Tammy Light - Salem, IL - Family   January 11, 2018

Sal I can not even begin to describe how my heart aches at this moment. All of the time that has been stolen from our daughter to be with her wonderful dada is just more than I can bare. Gianna and I will always love you and hold you in our hearts. I promise she will never forget you. I know you will be watching over and be with us everyday. Please give the family the strength to get through this. I will miss you every minute of every day for the rest of my life.

Posted by Heather Smith - Frankfort, IL - Significant Other   January 11, 2018

Your memory will never fade from my heart.
Being raised with you around I had three brothers in my home who I could always turn to and depend on.
There was never a question in how much our family loves you.
Your sense of humor was as comforting as your giant hugs.
I really do wish we had remained tight knit through the past few years, but there are so many cherished times I am happy to have had.

Sending love, prayers and good vibes to everyone's life you touched.

Gone too soon Salvatore, I love you to pieces ♥
"Take it Slow"

Posted by Juliana Oglesby - Bolingbrook, IL - Family   January 11, 2018

My dear Sal, who is the son I never had will be missed more than anyone can imagine. You are the light of my life. There is no comparison of your gentle nature and love for life. I will cherish the time we had together and only wish it would not end. You will always be in my thoughts. You are truly loved and all of the good times will never be forgotten. Our love to you - Aunt Anna and Uncle Rich.

Posted by Anna & Richard Loesch - Frankfort, IL - Family   January 11, 2018

Sal, I am going to miss you so much. I'm beyond grateful my two sons had the chance to be around you. You have always been a brother to me, since the day I met you 20 years ago. Pink elephants my dear friend. Love you.

Posted by Evie Mikota - Joliet, IL - Friend   January 10, 2018 left this world far too early. It breaks my heart to know that your daughter won't know you, that your family has hearts that are breaking. I hope you are at peace now, resting. Know that our hilarious memories with Twizzlers and bad music videos and enchanted castle will always be in my heart.

Posted by Danielle Ligocki (Sansone) - Shelby Township, MI - Family   January 10, 2018

So sorry to know you passed on. You were a huge part of my life a decade ago. I'm sorry that you wont be around for your daughter. Prayers to the D'Amico family.

Posted by Christy Finleey - Plainfield, IL - Acquaintance   January 10, 2018


Truly heartbreaking to hear about my Cousin Little Sal. Our sincere condolences to all the family. We pray for him to rest in peace and for God to give the family the support needed during this terrible time. We are just at a loss for words.
Forever in Our Hearts.. Until we meet again From The Cerino Families

Posted by Darlene Cerino - Bridgman, MI - Family   January 10, 2018

We are shocked and so sad to hear about "Little Sal"!! Our thoughts and prayers are with him and all of you!! We love you all!
We will never forget his Smile, it always brighten the room!!

Posted by Jason, Jackie and Dominick Cerino - Family   January 10, 2018

Sal my cousin you will be missed, your infectious smile and kind heart were by far one of a kind and will never be forgotten.... from nick names like cool breeze to just laughing at ourselves are times that will not be forgotten ! This not good bye but see ya later and we do meet again I will have tray on chicken Marsala !!!!! Rest in heaven !!!

Posted by Angie Alahsi - Lockport, IL - Family   January 10, 2018