Donald L. Amick

Aug. 19, 1934 - Sept. 6, 2017

Donald L. Amick, 83, Hayward, Calif., died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, listening to his favorite bluegrass music and surrounded by family and friends.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Jeannette; a daughter, Lisa Merino; two grandchildren: A.J. and Sarah Merino; and his brother, Paul Amick of Altoona.

Don was a member of the U.S. Air Force for four years. His love of electronics and aeronautics led him to finding the perfect job at United Airlines, where he worked as a radio and electronics mechanic before retiring after 31 years of service.

His first love was bluegrass. It was the reason he played guitar, and he kept it up his whole life. When he became too weak to play and sing, his musician friends would come over with their instruments to play and sing for him.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Holy Angels Funeral and Cremation Center, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward, Calif., where a vigil will be held at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at the funeral home.