Lois D’Amato, 87, most recently of Blue Bell, PA, died peacefully in her sleep on the morning
of March 19, 2023, after a brief illness. Lois was a retired Kindergarten teacher who dedicated more than three decades to the Philadelphia School District, with the bulk of her career at Solis-Cohen Elementary in Northeast Philadelphia. Many of her former students were so inspired by her efforts that they not only became teachers themselves, but also Kindergarten teachers. The daughter of the late Dr. Harold and Sophie (Feldman) Rosenblatt, she was raised in the North Philadelphia and then Olney sections of Philadelphia. An avid ballet dancer, she was a cheerleader and straight-A student at Olney High School. Lois graduated from Temple University with a BA in Education. Known as “Lisa” to her friends at the Ocean Club Condominium in Atlantic City, she enjoyed the beach, shopping along the boardwalk, and attending shows at the casinos. She was later a popular resident at Blue Bell Place in Blue Bell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of more than 40 years, Michael D’Amato, and her sister Doris (Sylvan) Frieman. She was the mother of Gordon (Laurie) Glantz, beloved grandmother (“Nana”) of Sofia Glantz, aunt (“Auntie”) of Drs. Moshay (Menachem) Cooper, Aimee (Dr. Andrew) Block, Dr. Robert Frieman, and Joan Gagliardi, as well as aunt and great-aunt to many other nieces and nephews. A graveside service for immediate family and friends will be Sunday, March 26, 2023, 11:00 AM at Roosevelt Memorial Park, 2701 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Lois may be made to Hillel at Temple University, The Rosen Center, Attn: Development, 1441 N. Morris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121.