William L. Damiano, 77, founder of Premise Maid Candies in Breinigsville
died Saturday in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown after battling Parkinson’s Disease for 29 years. He was the husband of Frances (Cannariato) Damiano. They were married 54 years in October.
Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Anthony and Carmella (Cardinale) Damiano.
Bill was a professional and chemical engineer for Air Products and Chemicals Inc. Trexlertown. He earned a master of business administration degree from Lehigh University. He enjoyed building the candy business with his family and close friends and cherished his time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Salisbury Township. Bill also was a member of the Retail Confectionary Association of Philadelphia.
Survivors: Wife, Frances; Sons Michael W. and his wife Eve of Zionsville and Joseph M. of Breinigsville; Daughter Lorraine F., wife of Charlie Barebo of Emmaus; Brother Frank Izzo and his wife Theresa of Bethlehem; Sister Marie, wife of Joseph Belovich of Palmerton; Sister-in-law Antionette Marchese of Philadelphia; Grandchildren Alexandra, Vincent, Charlie, Ashley and Alexis. Bill was predeceased by his stepfather, Frank Izzo Sr.
Services: Mass of Christian Burial at noon Tuesday in the church, 1040 Flexer Avenue. Call 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the church. Arrangements, Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions to Lehigh Valley Hospice c/o the Schmoyer Funeral Home, PO Box 190, Breinigsville 18031.