Robert M. Domalewski

  • "To his family: I am sorry for your loss. He was a great..."
    - Ruedel
  • "We will miss you forever,big guy!Love from your pal Harry O."
  • "He was such a wonderful gentleman, and they don't make them..."
    - LUCY Davis
  • "Very sorry to hear of Bob passing. I was student of his at..."
    - Michael Brooks
  • " Diane, Mark & all of Bob's family. Bill Ellison and..."
    - Charles Brockwell

Domalewski, Dr. Robert M. "Bob" "Dom",

88, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Seneca Place.

He was born on December 2, 1925 in Orange, NJ and was a graduate of Fordham University. He was a World War II veteran having served in the Army Air Corps. His first career in the FBI spanned twenty-five years. Once retired, he earned a Masters Degree and PhD from the University of Louisville. He was an Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville for 10 years and continued to serve as a criminal justice consultant for a number of years afterwards. He was a member of Wildwood Country Club, the Conversation Club, St. Bernard Catholic Church, Commanding Officers Club, Kentucky Peace Officers Association, Society of Former Special Agents and NARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees), and worked bingo on Friday nights benefiting Hand in Hand Ministries.

Preceding him in death is his wife of 46 years, Joan Harmon Domalewski; brothers, Joseph, Richard, and Lawrence; and sister, Mary Domalewski.

Survivors include his daughter, Diane Wrocklage (Joe); son, Mark D. Domalewski (Gretchen) of Eden Praire, MN; sisters, Mary Ann Gorman (Red) of Colts Neck, NJ and Susan Patton of Roseland, NJ; granddaughters, Jenna Kelley (Anthony), Olivia and Teal Wrocklage, Anna Domalewski; grandson, Robert C. Domalewski; great grandson, Landon Kelley; numerous nieces, nephews and a wealth of friends.

A service in honor of Bob will be 10 am Saturday, August 2, 2014 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 7500 Tangelo Drive, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8pm Friday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Bob's memory may be made to St. Bernard Church, 7500 Tangelo Drive Louisville, KY 40228 or Hand in Hand Ministries 2225 Steier Lane Louisville, KY 40218

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Published in The Courier-Journal from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2014
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