John Albert Aman, Jr. (Buc), passed away October 10, 2017 at Western Maryland Health System. He was the son of the late John Albert Aman, Sr. and Domenica Margaret “Maggie” (Artinghellis) Aman.
He was born in Cumberland, Maryland on October 2, 1944. He attended St. Patrick’s School, LaSalle High School and graduated from Allegany High School. Growing up in Cumberland, particularly Hay Street, led to many adventures with his family and friends. As adults, the Hay Street Boys would often reflect on the time they spent together with fond memories. Many times they would laugh about the chaos they caused in the neighborhood and the sense of harmony that had with each other.
After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam Conflict. When he returned to Cumberland, he obtained employment through the B&O Railroad, which later became CSX. After thirty years employment, he retired from CSX.
In addition to coaching little league baseball and girls’ softball, Buc was an umpire and referee for many sports in the local area. He truly loved sports and was a devoted University of Notre Dame fan. He volunteered his time to be an usher during all Norte Dame home football games for several years. He truly enjoyed the time he spent at South Bend and often reflected on these experiences.
Mr. Aman is survived by his three daughters, Angelique and husband, Todd Bowman, Cumberland; Nissa Aman and special friend, Darren Wilson, Cumberland, and Erica Aman, Frostburg; one son, John Aman, Colorado; six grandchildren, Chase Aman, Blake Bowman, Joel Bowman, Abigayle Collins, Logan Sisler, and Dayton Wilson. He is also survived by five siblings, Richard Aman and wife, Sandy, Tampa, Florida; Cathy Butts, Cumberland; Valentine Aman, Hyndman, Pennsylvania; Theresa Sacco and husband, James Sacco; and Patricia McGill and husband, Jon; and one aunt, Norma Shatzer, Cumberland; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins. Buc is also survived by his care givers for the last six years, Sharon and Joe Evans.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Chase, Blake, Joel, Logan, Dayton; son-in-law, Todd; Darren Wilson, and Joe Evans.
Family will receive friends at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Christian Wake will be held Thursday evening following visitation.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 201 N Centre Street, Cumberland.
Interment will follow at the Maryland State Veterans’ Cemetery, Rocky Gap. Military Honors will be accorded by Fort Cumberland Post 13 Honor Guard.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Mr. Aman’s name to the organization of the donor’s choosing.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com