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Dominick Anthony Pisano

1964 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Dominick Anthony Pisano Obituary

Dominick Anthony Pisano

A Rosary and Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:00 Thursday, July 12th at St. Francis Catholic Church, 900 H Street, Bakersfield, California. Internment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial, 9101 Kern Canyon Road.

Dominick Pisano, of Bakersfield, California passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on July 6th, 2018.

Dominick was born to Joe and Maureen Pisano in New Brunswick, New Jersey on March 7th, 1964. He was preceeded in death by his father, Joe and his father In law, Ron Boylan. Dominick is survived by his wife Michelle, children Hayden and Riley, his mother Maureen and sister Donna, his mother in law Donice Boylan, his brother in law Bret Boylan, his uncle Terry Boylan, dog Rigby, and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

After high school Dominick attended Syracuse for a year before transferring to Northern Arizona University. After graduating, he returned to the East Coast and began a career in advertising in Manhattan. A promotion at CBS led him West to California where he met his wife, Michelle. After Michelle's Dad was stricken with an illness, they moved to Bakersfield so Dominick could help run the Boylan family business, B and B Surplus.

Although Dominick had been on the West Coast for many years he never lost his passion for his East Coast sports teams-the Giants and the Yankees.

Dominick loved his career at B and B and he loved Bakersfield. He immersed himself into the culture, musical history, and the many different bike path routes the area offered. He truly felt at home here.

Summers and vacations were spent at Balboa Island and Bass Lake and, although he loved Balboa, Bass Lake was his favorite. He loved being outdoors and was an avid cyclist and runner, completing 5 marathons.

Dominick had a passion for all things music. He played the piano, guitar and dabbled in the mandolin, harmonica and drums. Over the years he transformed the office in his house into a music studio where countless evenings were spent jamming with friends. It didn't matter if you were a studio musician or just wanted to keep the beat of a song with a tambourine, Dominick always enjoyed having others play along.

His love of music was eclectic and infectious. Dominick enjoyed exposing people to music that wasn't always heard on the radio. He was a member of Passing Through Productions, which brought up and coming bands traveling between L.A. and San Francisco to Bakersfield.

Dominick passed down his passion for music to his children and especially enjoyed the bonds it created between them. The times he spent discussing music with Riley or learning a song with Hayden were very special to him.

The number of shows he saw were too numerous to count. He'd been to over 30 Grateful Dead shows alone. If a band Dominick liked was coming to town he always bought the tickets as soon as they went on sale. The seats were always great and they were always on Dominick-just buy him a beer.

Dominick was a true original- strong but gentle, confident yet humble, and a great friend to those whom had the privilege to know him well. He will be truly missed.

Funeral mass will be officiated by Monsignor Perry Kavookjian and Father Denis Ssekannyo. Pallbearers are Paul Millman, Ed Barlow, Patrick Convey, Garet Kreizenbeck, Todd Renfro, and Noel Briscoe. Honorary Pallbearers are Larry Cornick, Eric Lederman, Russell Kopit, Chris Vincent, Charley Krause, and Mike Georgino.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Save The Music Foundation, PO Box 2096, New York, NY 10108-2096 or Garces Memorial High School Foundation, 2800 Loma Linda Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305.


Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 11, 2018
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