With deepest sorrow and heartbreak, we announce that Nicholas Michael Amari (Nick), age 30, our beloved son, uncle, cousin, and friend, passed suddenly on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Those who knew Nick for any length of time have lost a unique personality characterized by humor, intellect, varied interests, empathy, big-heartedness, enthusiasm, and love. Nick was always concerned about those who were less fortunate and regularly shared his time and tangible items with those in need.
A graduate of Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Nick loved reading, listening to many genres of music, traveling, learning myriad subjects, watching sports of all types, appreciating movies, enjoying the outdoors, and, of course, eating.
Nick will be missed every day by his mother, Bea; father, Dave; sister, Julie, and her husband, Joel; Nino Ernie; Nina Helen and her significant other, Jon; grandfather, Grandan; Uncle Steve and Aunt Sue; niece, Miki; cousin, Maggie; nephew, Liam; special family friend, Leona; and countless family members, football teammates, and friends.
We take great comfort in the fact that he will now rejoin his Nana Mary; Grandma Dori; Grandpa Bill; brother, Santino; and Tia Queta and that he will continue to be loved here on earth as well as in heaven.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM with a Funeral Mass celebration on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 10:30 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th St., Phoenix. Interment to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix. Due to COVID-19 concerns, masks and appropriate social distancing are required at both the church and the cemetery, and Nick’s memorial reception will be held at a later date.
The family wishes to give special thanks to French Funerals in Albuquerque, NM. Condolences and Hugs from Home may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.
I am deeply sad to hear that Nick has passed. He is a former student who I will never forget. He had a ton of energy, was super smart and loved football.
I didn’t know Nick, but I work at Shadow Mountain, and I’m also a graduate from there, so I wish to extend my deepest condolences for you loss
Nancy and Lupe Gomez
Rest In Peace, Nick. You will be greatly missed.
All my prayers.
Lindsey L Roberts
My buddy my dude. You will be truly missed. You were family to me because mine was on east coast and I will always remember the good times we’ve shared. A very intelligent guy and always well mannered . RIP and rest easy my dear friend no more pain and suffering you will truly be missed. Love lindsey
Shauna Kaye Ranger
Rest in peace Nick,you’ll truly be missed but never forgotten.
Rand R. Bookman
I just learned today of Nick’s passing. I first met him in 2013, and we used to hang out at his house in Central Phoenix. He was a super nice guy. He often spoke proudly of his family members, and their accomplishments. My Deepest Sympathies to the Amari Family, and Nick’s friends. Sincerely, Randy Bookman
Ill never forget your laugh, intelligence, ability to articulate your thoughts and your contagious smile. My Dude, I miss you.
I was a good friend of Nick’s months before he died. He always helped me when I was feeling down and always, always lifted my spirits. He was my best friend. He was like a brother. He encouraged me to paint. I didn’t think my paintings were good at all, but he was always there to cheer me on. There are a few things I’d like to give his parents if anyone knows how I can reach them. I attended his funeral services back in September, but I missed the chance to get their information. If anyone could help me out, that’d be great.