More than 1,000 honor Buddy Amoroso at wake with tales of his pranks, kindness

Jul 09, 2018 122

More than 1,000 visitors Thursday remembered Anthony “Buddy” Amoroso — the East Baton Rouge metro councilman killed on a June 30 bike ride — for his many roles as a family member, prankster, political leader, Boy Scout Master, law enforcement supporter and grape stomp contest judge.

A driver struck and killed Amoroso, 61, as he rode his bike along La. 66 west of St. Francisville. On the first night of visitation, staffers at Resthaven Funeral Home had to replace the guest book three times to make room for all the signatures. A line of visitors weaved through the funeral home all evening.

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