Brad Amoroso, 40, of Monticello, passed away on January 29, 2015.

Mr. Amoroso was loved and known by many. Many people knew him as Brad, many Amo, but some knew him as brother, husband, and daddy. He was a life-long scholar, attending Victory Christian Academy, Zackary High School, Monticello High School where he graduated in 1992, and the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he earned a BA in English with a concentration in writing. He tutored at the university’s Writing Center and was the editor of the first edition of the UAM Voice, the university’s online newspaper. He later became editor of the Eagle Democrat and worked at radio stations KHBM, KXSA, and KGPQ where he was program director and was known throughout the community for his production and his work in advertising.

He was an avid member of the arts community.

An accomplished musician and seasoned performer, Brad had a preternatural gift for music. He was a bandmate to some, a mentor to others, and an inspiration for his daughter; all within whom he helped cultivate knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for artistry and a greater love for the gift of music.

Brad’s passing on January 29, 2015 is survived by his loving wife, Meghan and by his daughter, best friend and light of his life; Zoe Amoroso. Other survivors are his mother and stepfather, Diana and Joe Arceneaux; two sisters; Ramona LeBeouf (Collins) and Rhonda Fillman (Jim); four brothers, Nick (Kelly), Michael (Marsia), Bruce (Christy) and Brian (Cheryl) and a host of the coolest neices and nephews a man could ever have.

He was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas Amoroso; grandparents, Lenes and Ivy Auenson and Tony “TJ” and Annie Amoroso; and brother, David.

Honorary pallbearers are Brad Moxley, Harvey Piper, JB Mitchell, Jeff Millerd, Sean Prescott, David Prince, Chris McKeown, Shawn Wylie, Brandon Acree and Brian Eason carry Brad’s cherished memory hereafter.

Services will be held on February 8 at 2 p.m. in the foyer of the Memorial Classroom Building (MCB) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Music Maker relief foundation by visiting