Obituary of Damian Jon Geminder
Damian Jon Geminder,33, of Amityville, LI was called to be with his Saviour on April 20, following complications from a heart attack in March. Born May 3, 1989, Damian completed his family of the Reverend Randolph, Donna and Jessica; his arrival was the divine gift of a lifetime to his adoring parents and sister. Damian was an exceptionally kind, intelligent, principled, and compassionate young man, who held fast the sanctity and dignity of all human life. An honors graduate of Adelphi University and the Graduate School at CUNY, Damian dedicated his esteemed career to protecting the unborn and vulnerable young women, as the Director of Public Education and Editor at Feminists for Life of America. Damian's noble vocation saved countless innocent babies and proselytized his pro-Life virtue to thousands of people. Damian is survived by his parents, Randolph and Donna, cherished sister and brother-in-law, Jessica and Sam; precious niece and nephew, Zoe and Sebastian. Damian also shared special relationships with his aunts, Suzanne (John) Buccheri and Christine Bourie and his devoted Godfathers, William Morrell and the late Father Robert A. Hyatt. Innumerable friends and acquaintances throughout the world mourn the sudden loss of Damian, as his adventurous spirit and gregarious nature endeared him to so many. Damian was a ubiquitous presence in his hometown , the Village of Amityville, a warm and jovial soul who effortlessly ingratiated himself amongst neighbors and small businesses. His wit was unmatched and laughter contagious. His character was a unique blend of profound sensitivity and strength, a source of support and counsel to anyone in emotional need. A devout and active member in St. Mary's Church, Damian was a proud Anglo-Catholic who understood and lived his Faith to the fullest. As parish Cantor, he dutifully served his dear friend and choirmaster, Joseph Guidice. After a beautiful and meaningful journey on Earth, Damian now rests with his Lord. Damian will repose Sunday, 4:00-7:00 pm in St. Mary's Church, 175 Broadway (Rt. 110), Amityville. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Monday 11:00 am in St. Mary's Church. Interment will be private. The family has requested memorial contributions, as an alternative to flowers, to St. Mary's Church Memorial Fund and to Feminists for Life of America. Envelopes will be available at church.