Daniel Michael Lombardo died peacefully at his computer in St Marys, Georgia on November 20, 2014 at the age of 89. He grew up in Medina, N.Y., one of six children and graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1949 after serving in the U.S. Army in the 45th Infantry Division. He fought in the Voges Forest during the invasion of South France. He was captured six days after his 19th birthday in October 1944 and was a prisoner of war in Mooseburg, Germany then at Stalag 7A. He escaped and then was recaptured until liberated by the Americans in 1945. He was awarded numerous medals in the field for his heroic efforts. Dan Lombardo owned a successful advertising agency on Madison Ave. in Manhattan until his retirement in 2001 when he resumed his lifelong avocation of oil painting. He painted abstracts, portraits, still lifes and landscapes, including one of the last standing three cornered bridges in the Adirondacks and the Sarasota and Jacksonville Symphony orchestras. He was appointed as a panelist to the New York State Council on the Arts, was President of the Brantingham Lake Association and founded the Arts Council at Brantingham Lake, gathering artists and musicians for cultural events. He divided his time between St. Marys, Georgia and Brantingham Lake, New York.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, D.Anne, his five children, Danielle Trostorff of New Orleans, LA, Shelley Garner of Tulsa, OK, Amy Lombardo of Fairfield, CT, Lisa Lombardo of Stamford, CT and Dr. James Lombardo of Layton, UT; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, GA, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 5 pm to 8 pm, and a memorial mass on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Star of the Sea Catholic Church, St. Marys, Georgia.
A military funeral and burial will be held in December 2014 at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia.
Allison Memorial Chapel & Funeral Home of St. Marys, GA, is in charge of arrangements.